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Caha Mountains Area , W: Eskatarriff Subarea
Feature count in area: 57, by county: Cork: 32, Kerry: 36, of which 11 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88
Highest Place: Hungry Hill 682m

Starting Places (51) in area Caha Mountains:
Ardgroom, Barley Lake North, Bere Island Pier, Caha Pass, Canshanavoe South, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Castletownbere Lifeboat Harbour, Clashduff River Farm, Coolieragh Harbour Road, Coomadayallig Lake Road N, Coomadayallig Lake Road S, Cooryeen Lane, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreenataggart Stone Circle Road, Dromoghty Lough North, Dunboy Wood, Esk Boreen, Eyeries, Fehanah Lane, Garinish Island Pier, Glantrasna Bridge, Glenbeg Lough N, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gleninchaquin Waterfall, Gowlaun Lough, Healy Pass, Healy Pass Hairpin, Ilnacullin Car Park, Kenmare Bridge, Knockacullin Lane, Leahill Bog, Leitrim Beg Standing Stone, Lough Inchiquin SE, Magannagan Stream, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nora's Cottage, Old Lansdowne School, Owgarriff River Lane, Peg's Shop, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Red Trout Lake, Reenroe Bridge, River Drimminboy Track, Rossmackowen Bridge, Rossmackowen Cemetery, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Toberbanaha, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area Caha Mountains:
Cen: Hungry Hill: Coombane 510m, Derryclancy 554m, Hungry Hill 682m
Cen: Knockowen: Cushnaficulla 594m, Glenkeel Top 417m, Knockastumpa 398m, Knockeirky 577m, Knockeirky South Top 523m, Knockowen 658m, Stookeennalackareha 412m
E: Glengarriff: Derrynafulla SW 375m, Gowlbeg Mountain 362m, Nareera 530m, Nareera North Top 503m, Nareera South-West Top 505m, Shrone Hill 283m, Sugarloaf Mountain 574m, Sugarloaf Mountain Far West Top 560m, Sugarloaf Mountain West Top 565m
N: Coomnadiha: Baurearagh Mountain 489m, Caha Far SE Top 555m, Caha SE Top 585m, Coomnadiha 644m, Coomnalack Top 435m, Cummeenbaun 510m, Droppa 522m, Killane Mountain 537m, Killane Mountain South-West Top 533m, Knockagarrane 414m, Knockreagh 500m
N: Knockeirka: Barraduff Mountain 400m, Killaha Mountain 400m, Knockeirka 426m
N: Knocknagorraveela: Derrysallagh 410m, Feorus East 474m, Knocknagorraveela 507m, Knocknagorraveela NE Top 464m
N: Lauragh: Knockanoughanish 386m, Knockatee 330m
S: Castletownbere: Disert 205m, Knockanallig (Bear Island) 267m
W: Ardgroom: Derryvour Hill 160m
W: Eskatarriff: Coomacloghane 599m, Eskatarriff 600.5m, Eskatarriff East Top 532.7m, Knocknaveacal North Top 509.1m, Knocknaveacal South Top 507.2m, Lackabane 603m, Tooreenbaha 408.7m, Tooreennamna 524m, Tooth Mountain 592m
W: Knocknagree: Knocknagree 586m, Knocknagree East Top 461m, Knocknagree SE Top 442m, Lackawee 572m, Maulin 621m, Maulin North Top 579m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lackabane, 603.0m Mountain An Leaca Bhán A name in Irish,
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(Ir. An Leaca Bhán [T6000], 'the white hillside'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Lackabane is the 279th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V75142 53688, OS 1:50k mapsheet 84
Place visited by: 133 members, recently by: Deirdreb, Ianhhill, Jimmy600leavey, maoris, Tuigamala, ToughSoles, Krzysztof_K, Sweeney, chelman7, a3642278, johncusack, NualaB, jackos, mh400nt, Hjonna
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Longitude: -9.807567, Latitude: 51.722241, Easting: 75143, Northing: 53689, Prominence: 288m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 475120 553755
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Lckbn, 10 char: Lackabane

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Summary for Lackabane (An Leaca Bhán): Spectacular 360 Views
Summary created by CaptainVertigo 2014-08-30 20:54:40
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Picture: Lackabane from Eskatarriff
Although Lackabane is generally encountered as part of the Cummeengeera circuit, there is no reason why it cannot be tackled as part of a duet with Tooreenbaha , or even on its own. The ascent from the Pocket carpark at SrBran Fm (V75426 55335) (currently subject to an access/parking charge of €4) is very steep, firstly to the col with Tooreenbaha, and then up the ridge to the summit. An easier approach begins at SrBran Rd (V76724 57296) and proceeds over Tooreenbaha at a gentle enough incline, leaving plenty of energy for the final pull up from the col. Lackabane is beautifully positioned for views back to Eskatarriff and across to Coomacloghane and Tooth. Hungry Hill lies immediately to the south and seem enormous. But none of these views match up to the extraordinary drama of the descent from Lackabane towards Tooreenbaha. The slope is narrow enough, and steep enough, to give the walker unrestricted views of Glanmore valley and lake, the eastern Cahas, Knockatee and Kenmare River. These are wonderful landscapes, all revealed at once, especially for the walker who has come the long way round from Tooth.
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eoin on Lackabane
by eoin 23 Apr 2004
The first or last major summit (depending on your route) on the Cummeengeera Horseshoe walk above Rabach's Glen near Lauragh. The ascent/descent on the east side is a steep grassy ridge which can be wet, steep sides on the north face afford amazing views of the whole glen below and the hanging valley, lake and Tooth Mountain opposite to the north.

The photo of the twin summits of Lackabane is taken from Coomacloghane. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/268/comment/936/

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Picture: Tooth Mountain and Knocvnaveacal
weedavie on Lackabane
by weedavie 27 May 2008
There was a murderer and robber lived in Cummenageera: now there's just an entrepreneur..

The round of this glen is great. Start at the right hand one of two gates at A (V765 575). Follow the track up and around the left side of the house. Vague paths lead on among bushes. When we emerged we went left to avoid a big rock step, crossed a wall and broken fence then turned SW up the hillside. This brought us at around 300 metres to the summit of Cummeenahillion.

From here a slight drop then a 170 metres climb goes due W Knocknaveacal. It crosses lines of diagonal crags which could probably be scrambled. Instead we diverted slightly north, passed through two bands and followed the third to the top. There's a couple of summits behind but they don't have even 30 metres of relative height. Seán'Ó Súilleabháin suggests bypassing Tooth Mountain but it's hard to think why. A marginal gain and you lose some fun ascending among outcrops then a pleasant walk along the edge of the corrie. From the trig at Coomacloghane there're good views north across the Kenmare River. Then we descended SW through more rock steps and from the pass (how do you guys live without bealach in your vocabulary?) climbed to point 584 on Esktariff. From here we had peat hags underfoot but great views to our left as we circled SE then E to its highest point..

We dropped SE to the hummock of Bireca (point 531 on the OS). From the side you see the impressive 200 metre drop on its north face. It's not so noticeable from its rounded top so it'd be worth paying attention in mist. We descended E then climbed NE to Lackabane. Great summit, great views then a dog leg ESE then NE to its twin top. There are two obvious ridges, N and ESE, from here but the real exit is down the broad NE slope. It quickly becomes well-defined, steep and quite narrow with a developing path. From the bealach below we dropped N to the end of the road. Here we met the entrepreneur, the local farmer charging 4 euro a throw to go up the glen and hitting us up for getting out. You'd miss this if you carried on over Deelis and descended to the bog road.

I've two guesses about this route. From what I've read it'd be worse in summer , the grass gets long on the ascent and gorse and bracken clog the way down. Don't know, it was great in April. The other is that it'd be better done in the opposite direction. You'd get the hard ascent over at the start and end with an easy descent with a great sea and mountain view ahead of you. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/268/comment/3125/
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Picture: NE Spur of Lackabane.
NE Spur
by simon3 15 Nov 2017
The NE spur off Lackabane is something of a knife edge, descending steeply and with even steeper sides. Watch it on a poor day. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/268/comment/15017/
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Picture: The View to Glanmore
Descent to Tooreenbaha
by CaptainVertigo 30 Aug 2014
A very special vista opens up as you descend Lackabane to Tooreenbaha. I would love to have a wide angle camera that could show what the human eye takes in. This little picture shows part of the panorama, the view into Glanmore with its attractive lake. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/268/comment/17656/
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Picture: Kenmare River and Iveragh
Caha Views
by davsheen 2 Jan 2017
View from Lackabane in the Cahas towards the Kenmare River and hills of the Iveragh Peninsula in the distance. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/268/comment/18780/
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