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Bencullagh Mountain An Chailleach A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chailleach [OSI], 'the hag') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 632m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L75576 53724
Place visited by 180 members. Recently by: DNicholson, ShayGlynn, Oileanach, nevgeoran, Maire-Ni, IncaHoots, abcd, Aciddrinker, Grumbler, fieldoptic, Mike-Mor, Haulie, padstowe, rollingwave, Jim Sheehan
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Longitude: -9.876639, Latitude: 53.518942 , Easting: 75576, Northing: 253724 Prominence: 154m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 475552 753746,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnc632, 10 char: Bencullagh
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

A woman known as Cailleach an Chlocháin, 'the witch of Clifden', was a famous character in the 19th century.   An Chailleach is the 231st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Chailleach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Enjoying the splendour at the summit cairn
 
Part of an E-W or W-E route
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  24 Jun 2014
This approach is part of a longer route taking in Benbaun, Benfree and Muckanaght to the east and Maumonght and Maumonght SW Top to the west. Parking on road at L817566 A, approx. 2km north of Lough Inagh. Proceed 1km SW directly up minor top called Knockpasheemore, steepish ascent mostly over short grass. From this top, continue SW for 3km first across grass, the terrain becoming increasingly rocky and steep as you ascend Benbaun. From here turn NW for 1km, the ascent of Benfree being fairly gentle. Continue SW for 1km to the summit of Muckanaght, and from there 1km SWW to Bencullagh, the ascent being relatively easy. Summit marked by large cairn. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/226/comment/4986/
 
Views near and far .. by wicklore   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
An October view of the summit and its mighty cair .. by simon3   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
An Chailleach/ Bencullagh, central in this Decemb .. by simon3   (Show all for An Chailleach)
 
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