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Comeragh Mountains Area
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Laghtnafrankee Mountain Leacht na Francaí A name in Irish
(Ir. Leacht na bhFrancach [PND], 'burial monument of the Frenchmen or
of the rats')
Waterford County, in Arderin List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 520m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S23519 18151
Place visited by 134 members. Recently by: abcd, Wildrover, Grumbler, schwann10, MountainHunter, finkey86, IainT, FrankMc1964, DNicholson, eoghanm, Barry28213, Lauranna, Chance, john_k52, ilenia
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Longitude: -7.655845, Latitude: 52.314988 , Easting: 223519, Northing: 118151 Prominence: 126m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 623465 618205,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lghtnf, 10 char: Lghtnfrnk
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Canon Power gave the two alternative translations, so he was clearly unaware of any story which would resolve the mystery. There is a small cairn at the summit, which could be the remains of the monument in question.   Laghtnafrankee is the 505th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Laghtnafrankee in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From the south
 
Fancy a quick one?
Short Summary created by jackill  21 Jan 2013
Park on the the roadside around S251 187 A, just before a cattle grid.There is lots of room to do so.
Head west towards the mountain first on a muddy farm track and then up a small rise and across gently sloped, heather-covered, featureless ground to the summit.
Grand views of Slievenamon and the stretch of the Comeragh Plateau on a good day, a test of navigation on a bad one. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/411/comment/5170/
 
I set out for the Comeraghs yesterday with the in .. by jackill   (Show all for Laghtnafrankee)
 
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This view from the summit looking SE shows from t .. by simon3   (Show all for Laghtnafrankee)
 
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