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Muckanaght Mountain Meacanacht A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Muiceanach [PDT] or Meacanacht [TR], 'hill like a pig's
Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammitic pelitic & semi-pelitic schists Bedrock

Height: 654m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76783 54084
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Longitude: -9.858579, Latitude: 53.52245 , Easting: 76783, Northing: 254084 Prominence: 179m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476760 754105,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mckngh, 10 char: Muckanaght
Bedrock type: Psammitic pelitic & semi-pelitic schists, (Streamstown Schist Formation)

There are several other place-names with Muiceanach (pig-like) in Connemara (Muiceanach Choille and Muiceanach Idir Dhá Sháile). This element is found mainly in Connacht and refers to a hill or ridge shaped like a pig's back. Previously Meachanach in MV.   Muckanaght is the 188th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckanaght in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
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Owenglin Schwartz McCritchley
by CaptainVertigo  12 Oct 2014
Whether you're thinking of tackling the entire Owenglin Circuit, or just a bit of it, your preparations will be greatly enhanced (and much more enjoyable) if you watch this 15 minute YouTube classic by Martin Critchley and Sharron Schwartz
Let me quote from the YouTube intro:

"This tough 23 km circuit in the 12 Bens of Connemara in County Galway offers some of the best hillwalking in Ireland. Steep quartzite peaks tower over valleys of vivid green and pink bog-land inset with serpentine rivers and deep blue lakes. Beyond, the ragged coastline with ribbons of yellow sand is washed by the restless Atlantic Ocean. This 12 summit circuit will take in the region of 12 hours to complete and involves a climb of over 2,000m ascent. It is not for the faint hearted and will require high levels of fitness and navigational proficiency, especially in poor weather conditions. It is best tackled in the long hours of daylight during the summer months."

I think that this is one of our best mountain movies.

See also Martin's Track 1710

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csd on Muckanaght, 2003
by csd  16 Nov 2003
Meacanach viewed from the Kylemore river. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/747/
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Picture: Muckanaght at the head of Glencorbet
gerrym on Muckanaght, 2006
by gerrym  25 Oct 2006
Climbed July 2006 in a week of glorious weather in Mayo. From the col with Benbrack (see for approach) the climb is on grassy slopes, past a jumble of enormous boulders. The climb is tough and frequent stops allow the scenery to be fully appreciated, there are particulary good views back over Benbrack. To the left Benfree dominates and to the right An Cailleach and Maumonght stretch away along the Polladirk river valley. Unrelenting is another good word to use here, on the steep grass slopes. I passed a prominent outcrop of rock beyond 500 m and made the decision to head for the col with An Cailleach which i intended to climb next. This was not easy, contouring around on very steep sheep trials, the col was reached in 45 minutes. The going was now on wonderfully easy cushioned ground on the broad col. After visiting An Cailleach and Maumonght i returned to the col and climbed Muckanaght from this W side - fairly gentle on good groundand took 25 minutes. There is a small cairn at the summit, with an even smaller cairn on another little rise. I don't think there is any hill in the Bens that does not have exceptional views and this certainly fits the picture. I could see Killary Harbour and Lough Fee, backed by the big hills of Mweelrea, Sheefry and Ben Gorm. The rocky ring of hills surrounding Glencoaghan to the SW are undoubtedly the most impressive in terms of sight (and in terms of actually walking). The steep descent towards Benfree and the long long slopes of Benbaun are to the E. I took this route E, passing a small cairn, rising to yet another small cairn and then a 20 minute drop over some pretty steep and grassy ground - a nightmare in the wet i would think. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/2531/
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