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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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Benbrack Mountain An Bhinn Bhreac A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Bhreac [logainm.ie], 'the speckled peak') Cavan County, in Arderin List, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 502m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26&27A Grid Reference: H10117 21600
Place visited by 61 members. Recently by: ilenia, TommyMc, arderincorbett, wicklore, FrankMc1964, NualaMc, simon3, osullivanm, melohara, PeakPaul, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, Wilderness, mgtrose, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -7.845966, Latitude: 54.143373 , Easting: 210117, Northing: 321600 Prominence: 147m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 610064 821606,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnb502, 10 char: Benbrac502
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

A large group of rocks on the east side of Bellavally Gap are known as the Black Rocks or Maguire's Chair. This was the site of an assembly on 'Donagh Sunday', the last Sunday in July (MacNeill, 175-77). According to Dalton, the name has led to an erroneous belief that this was the inauguration site of the Maguires, and this is confirmed by MacNeill.   Benbrack is the 525th highest place in Ireland. Benbrack is the third highest point in county Cavan.

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I reached Benbrack following the directions poste .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
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A chara, can you tell me why Cuilc .. by glanman   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbrack in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Derrynanta Lake from Benbeg
 
Route via NE Top and Derrynananta lake
by concorde  28 Mar 2014
Benbrack
On the return trip from Cuilcagh to the Bellavally gap (Point A) Benbrack NE top and Derrynananta Lake and Benbrack were very enticing. It was a short ascent to the NE top (Point B) a picturesque peak with an eastern cliff and rock strewn corrie. A pair of glossy ravens were breeding close by as they wheeled and rolled acrobatically around the summit.
From here there was a good descent on dryish ground to a wire fence, This gave way to a wet basin crossed with many peat hags The going was heavy to Derrynanata Lake H102224 B only lightened by encounters with a Snipe and a fine Red grouse. The lake was lifeless and the going did not improve appreciably on the final trudge to the non descript peak of BenBrack (Point C)marked by a small huddle of stones. I retraced my route back to the NE top guarded by the two wheeling Ravens and descended back down to Bellavally gap. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/450/comment/15950/
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On Rough Ground .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
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