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Mullaghcarbatagh Mountain Mullach Carbadach A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Mullach Carbadach [PDT], 'boulder-strewn summit') Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 517m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H51813 94786
Place visited by 78 members. Recently by: dregishjake, fellrunner, dregish, ilenia, eoghancarton, Grumbler, eamonoc, BogRunner1, arderincorbett, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, Lauranna, McQuaid89, trostanite, wicklore
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Longitude: -7.195194, Latitude: 54.798249 , Easting: 251813, Northing: 394786 Prominence: 32m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 651751 894776,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlg517, 10 char: Mlghcrbtgh
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

Referred to as Sliabh cCarbatach in the Annals of the Four Masters (entry for 1567 AD). The element carbad/carb is found in a number of Irish place-names. Although carpat can mean a chariot in Old Irish, many of the places in question have boulders and this seems more likely to be the sense of such place-names in mountain areas.   Mullaghcarbatagh is the 509th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Big Skies Over The Magnificent Summit Cairn
Great Conclusion To A Brilliant Day's Walking
by Aidy  1 Apr 2014
I had spent a brilliant sunny day walking the Western Sperrins from Mullaclogher to Mullaghcloga, having missed out on this peak due to picking the wrong route from the Glenelly Valley, However, having bagged Mullaclogha, I still felt full of energy due to the great weather and views perhaps. Instead of taking a different route down from Mullaghclogha, I decided therefore to keep the option of Mullaghcarbatagh open by retracing my steps, back up Mullaghasturrakeen. Having reached it (again), I still felt good, so went back up Mullaghclogha, going just round the Nothern side of the summit. With the summit now in sight, there was no way I could resist, so I took a route that kept me on a level approach most of the way until I reached a point on the slopes of thsi mountain where a further ascent could no longer be avoided. It was a short but very steep climb from here up the Eastern side to the top. This peak offers a welcome variety in the Sperrins, being craggy and rocky. The summit cairn is magnificent, the only thing comparable in my experience being the folly on Dooish in West Tyrone. The views were also brilliant in the late afternoon sunshine. I could see the other great cairn on a lower sub-summit to the North, but strangely, having felt full of energy all day, right up to this point, having attained the top, I seemed to crash, and I barely had the power for the still long walk back to the car at Drumnaspar picnic area. It was with regret that I decided to leave the second cairn for another day, and headed South for a track in the distance which took me back to the Glenelly Valley. There was some tough terrain, very uneven with high clumps of rushes and bog on the way to the track which really sapped whatever energy I had left after a long walk (for me anyway). The track was a farm access road, and I met two friendly local farmers who assured me I was welcome to use it, and talked about the local mountains for a good half an hour. A brilliant mountain to finish off one the most enjoyable days I've spent hill walking. Linkback:
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