The Playbank 542m mountain, Breifne Iron Mountains Ireland at
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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,

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The Playbank Mountain Sliabh na Cille A name in Irish
also Slievenakilla an extra name in English
Leitrim County, in Arderin List, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 542m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H03328 25835
Place visited by 59 members. Recently by: arderincorbett, heavyfoot, osullivanm, simon3, FrankMc1964, mountainmike, annieipa, TommyMc, NualaMc, supersullivan, Iamcan, melohara, eamonoc, PeakPaul, Lauranna
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Longitude: -7.949801, Latitude: 54.181507 , Easting: 203328, Northing: 325835 Prominence: 187m,  Isolation: 5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 603276 825840,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThPlyb, 10 char: ThPlybnk
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

Also known as The Playground [OS ½] or Slievenakilla. The name The Playbank relates to the festive assembly held on the mountain on the last Sunday of July, at which sports and dancing took place (Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 181-82). Also called Carrignahasta.   The Playbank is the 438th highest place in Ireland.

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Isolated Peak of Interest to Rock Climbers .. by group   (Show all for The Playbank)
Way up from Corcashel .. by eflanaga   (Show all for The Playbank)
A pleasant ridge walk from the summit of Sliabhna .. by Tom Caslin   (Show all for The Playbank) Picture about mountain The Playbank in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: mass rock on S slopes
gerrym on The Playbank, 2006
by gerrym  17 Jun 2006
Climbed from the S, driving along a rough track and parking at an unused gate (008232 B) with good views already down over Lough Allen. Walk uphill alongside a steep river valley, past sheep pens and long abandoned dwellings. The track becomes overgrown and at one of the old houses turn right downhill (028239 D) to reach the mass rock (031237 E) - this would be a great spot for an open air service as can see from the picture. Continue SE crossing a stream and numerous stone boundaries, hinting at the extent of farming here in the past. Climb along the edge of the trees to reach a forest track (035235 F), follow uphill past the clearfell with good views across to Bencroy and Slieve Anierin. There is a barely discernable track down to the R through the clearfell which crosses a stream and then rises and heads for the forest boundary again. Cross the double fence and over the open moorland for the fringes of Lough Nambrack which sits in a little bowl, with a glimpse of smaller Knockgorm Lough beyond slightly higher up. I headed N back to the forest edge and rockier ground which brought me to Altshallan Lough (049243 G) - ever widening views here down over L Allen and the loughs just passed. There were a number of dragon flies busily patrolling the pools of water here and i was very much aware that the ground underfoot would normally be a lot wetter. I continued NW,away from the forest top, looking across to the long back of Cuilcaigh and the large cairn to the E. Drop down to cross a stream and then climb to the line of cliffs at Carrigamhasta (040247 H) where the whole round of the surrounding hills comes into focus. Still NW over peat haga and bare rock to the line of N cliffs, there is now a fairly discernable track skirting above the edge of the hillside which leads to the summit area and trig pillar. Views are far reaching - NW to Sligo hills; N to the Bluestacks; NE to the Sperrins and closer the surounding hills with gentle slopes hiding thier cliff faces. There is a large cairn and a smaller one slightly further on. i dropped down on a bearing of 250" with the best views of L Allen, along the forest edge, past the sheep pens and abck to the car. A walk of 3.5 hours where i met no one else which had fantastic views and variety of ground. Studying the map will give a multitude of options for approaching this hill. Trackback:
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Of The Western World .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for The Playbank)
A lonely top worthy of attention. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for The Playbank)
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