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Slieve Bloom Area   E: Capard Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 
Highest place:
Arderin, 527m
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres,

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Baunreaghcong Mountain Bán Riabhach Cúng A name in Irish poss. Ir. Bán Riabhach Cúng [PDT], ‘narrow brindled pasture’ Laois County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 508.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N32653 03735
Place visited by 115 members. Recently by: TipsyDempy, 500plusclub, BrianKennan, Ulsterpooka, No1Grumbler, mrmikelennon, derekfanning, Hillwalker65, annem, markwallace, mountainmike, NMangan, GerryCarroll, abcd, tonibm
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Longitude: -7.513456, Latitude: 53.083518 , Easting: 232654, Northing: 203735 Prominence: 74m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 632596 703768,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnrghc, 10 char: Bnrghcng
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

There is a townland named Baunreagh in the parish of Offerlane, located 4km to the W on the other side of The Cut. The name of this peak appears to consist of the same name with the addition of cúng, 'narrow'. The Irish form Bán Riabhach Conga is tentatively suggested at logainm.ie, but the basis for the final element conga is not clear. The River Barrow rises on the northern slopes of this hill and flows through Glenbarrow.   Baunreaghcong is the third highest mountain in the Slieve Bloom area and the 544th highest in Ireland. Baunreaghcong is the second most easterly summit in the Slieve Bloom area. Baunreaghcong is the second highest point in county Laois.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Baunreaghcong (<i>Bán Riabhach Cúng</i>) in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: The 'summit' in winter.
 
A couple of possible approaches.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  17 Jan 2022
There are a couple of possible approaches to this hill. One is to start from the carpark at N 306 023 starA near the stone Monicknew Bridge. Walk up a forest track to the north east, which takes you along the south east side of the Delour River. Follow the mountain track until you reach a gap in the forest (at around N 322 030 starB C) with open moorland to your left. There then follows a trudge of about 1km NE over uneven moorland. The summit was flat, and in winter quite swampy, as in picture.
A more interesting but much longer alternative is from the NE. There is a large car park at N364 065 starC The boardwalk begins here and runs SW for about 1km across an otherwise heather-coated landscape. The incline is gentle. The continuous boardwalk ends, but the route continues along a muddy track (very poor in wet conditions) and you may have to negotiate your way around several particularly bad patches. After 1km you will see the first of three marker cairns about 100m away to the left. After 2km you will see a second, much larger and sharply pointed cairn again to the left. At N348 047 starD you will reach the largest cairn - the substantial structure known as The Stoney Man. A narrow track leads away from this towards Capard's high point, which is an unmarked, elevated bump. From there it is a further 1.5km walk NW, dropping down to 420m at the col before ascending again. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/438/comment/5197/
 
Attained from the Glenbarrow car park (G.R.369 08 .. by milo   (Show all for Baunreaghcong (Bán Riabhach Cúng))
 
I walked out to Baunreaghcong on 13 07 08 from a .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Baunreaghcong (Bán Riabhach Cúng))
 
Baunreaghcong is one of those hills where you hav .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Baunreaghcong (Bán Riabhach Cúng))
 
Start from the carpark at N 306 023 A which .. by simon3   (Show all for Baunreaghcong (Bán Riabhach Cúng))
 
Climbed this today (3/5/07), in very pleasant sun .. by murphysw   (Show all for Baunreaghcong (Bán Riabhach Cúng))
 
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