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Comeragh Mountains Area   N: Laghtnafrankee Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82, EW-C, EW-K 
Highest place:
Kilclooney Mountain, 792m
Maximum height for area: 792 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 626 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Laghtnafrankee Mountain Leacht na Francaí A name in Irish, also Lacknafrankee an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Leacht na bhFrancach [PND], 'burial monument of the Frenchmen or
of the rats')
Waterford County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 520m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S23519 18151
Place visited by 182 members. Recently by: farmerjoe1, Limerick5inarow, Dee68, maryblewitt, Tuigamala, andodenis, JohnA, Moirabourke, JohnHoare, Nailer1967, DeirdreM, garrettd, peter1, deirdre007, johncusack
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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 509th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Laghtnafrankee (<i>Leacht na Francaí</i>) 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 starA, 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 (Leacht na Francaí))
 
A Comeragh Overview .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Laghtnafrankee (Leacht na Francaí))
 
Simon3 on this hill .. by simon3   (Show all for Laghtnafrankee (Leacht na Francaí))
 
I parked close by the spot suggested by jackill a .. by csd   (Show all for Laghtnafrankee (Leacht na Francaí))
 
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