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Muckanaght Mountain Mucanacht A name in Irish, also Meacanacht an extra name in Irish Ir. Mucanacht [], meaning obscure, or Meacanacht [TR],
'hill like a pig's back’
Galway County in Connacht Province, 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: -9.85858, Latitude: 53.522468 , Easting: 76783, Northing: 254084 Prominence: 179m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476760 754107,   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 (e.g. 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. It is possible that Mucanacht is a variant of this. Previously Meachanach in MV.   Mucanacht is the 190th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Muckanaght (<i>Mucanacht</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Muckanaght from the East
A remote, steep and grassy peak - part of many long circuits.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill, scapania  18 Apr 2021
Muckanaght is a grassy, craggy steep cone at the head of three valleys. It's well tucked away and requires a good level of fitness and ability on steep ground. The great views includes some neighbouring bens, Diamond and Tully hills, Mweelrea, Ben Gorm and the Sheffreys.
It's usually tackled as part of a circuit of either the Glencorbet, Owenglin or Polladirk valleys, but it can also be climbed directly. All routes involve at least 5-6 hrs up and down.

NE. Park with care in Glencorbet, just after the bridge at L79914 57378 starA. As of Apr '21 there aren't many parking options so, if you're stuck, call to one of the houses for permission.
Walk up the road until a wide track heads off to the left. Follow this track into the glen and across the Kylemore River from where you have options – head first for Benbaun or Benfree or either of the two cols at L78044 54293 starB or L77344 54217 starC. Once you reach the col between B'free and M, climb v steeply to the W to attain the summit.

SW. From Owenglin valley, park at L74378 51283 starD. Head E along forest trails, breaking out into open country at approx. L76675 52709 starE. Go steeply N up the valley to L76208 53989 starF and from here it's an easy walk to the summit.

N. From Benbrack be advised that the N slopes are v steep and craggy and would be v challenging in rain and mist.

E. The approach from Benfree is a lot easier although still steep.

Notable tracks incl. track/2440, track/1454 track/1710, the latter involving 23k and 2,000 ascent. Linkback:
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