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Muckanaght Mountain Mucanacht A name in Irish
also Meacanacht an extra name in Irish
Ir. Mucanacht [logainm.ie], 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
Place visited by 228 members. Recently by: dregish, pcost, John.geary, derekpkearney, DNicholson, ShayGlynn, nevgeoran, Aciddrinker, Tran, conormcg, Maire-Ni, justynagru, abcd, Grumbler, Wildrover
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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 188th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mucanacht in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Rugged, steep, grassy slopes
 
Easy is a subjective word!
by wicklore  8 Jun 2010
Plenty of contributors refer to the 'easy' approach to Muckanaght being to head up from the col between Muckanaght and Benfree. This is certainly easier than the steep northern slopes but would still require concentration as the grassy slopes here are also quite steep in places. Wet weather would render this approach needing care. About 150 metres up from the col a rocky outcrop is easily skirted to the left. Shortly after this the slope eases off to the extent that you can once again stand level when resting!

My photo, taken from Benfree, shows the route up to the left of the difficult northern face of Muckanaght Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/5860/
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Meacanach viewed from the Kylemore river. .. by csd   (Show all for Mucanacht)
 
Climbed July 2006 in a week of glorious weather i .. by gerrym   (Show all for Mucanacht)
 
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