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Twelve Bens Area   E: Glencorbet Subarea
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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 283 members. Recently by: RosieMc, farmerjoe1, Juanita, CaminoPat, Daingean, rhw, Prem, Carolineswalsh, ConMack23, Chopper, Ansarlodge, SFlaherty, Lyner, andalucia, Kirsty
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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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A remote, steep and grassy peak - part of many lo .. by group   (Show all for Muckanaght (Mucanacht))
 
This impressive mountain, also known as Muckanagh .. by simon3   (Show all for Muckanaght (Mucanacht))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Muckanaght (<i>Mucanacht</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Muckanaght, 2003
by simon3  9 Oct 2003
This picture shows Muckanaght from the west. The left of the mountain is its northern slope which becomes very steep in parts, particularly to the east. HC Hart [Climbing in the British Isles: Ireland 1895] wrote "The most interesting climb is upon the north of Muckanaght (2,150ft.), which is connected to Benfree by a ridge at about 1,000ft. The cliffs lie about 1,300 to 1,800 ft., and from near their upper edge to the summit (2,150ft.) is a steep and perilous grassy slope."
While perfectly possible (at least in daylight), it’s hard to ascend Muckanaght from that side. For a party not comfortable with steep grassy slopes there’s an alternative: go to the col between Muckanaght and Ben Fhraoigh (Benfree, behind the summit in this picture) and climb the slightly less steep ridge to the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/182/comment/701/
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The summit cairn on Meacanach and the view to the .. by csd   (Show all for Muckanaght (Mucanacht))
 
Muckanaght is one those mountains I wanted to cli .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Muckanaght (Mucanacht))
 
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