Mullaghcarbatagh 517m mountain, Sperrin Mountains Ireland at
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Mullaghcarbatagh Mountain Mullach Carbadach A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Mullach Carbadach [PDT], 'boulder-strewn summit') Tyrone County, in Arderin List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 517m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H51813 94786
Place visited by 72 members. Recently by: eamonoc, BogRunner1, arderincorbett, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, Lauranna, McQuaid89, trostanite, wicklore, PeakPaul, liz50, Geo, millsd1, Cobhclimber, melohara
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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 512th highest place in Ireland.

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Unusually Rocky Sperrin .. by group   (Show all for Mullaghcarbatagh)
Climbed 6.3.05. Mullaghcarbatagh, despite its lac .. by gerrym   (Show all for Mullaghcarbatagh)
From the summit of Mullaghclogher I followed the .. by mcna   (Show all for Mullaghcarbatagh) Picture about mountain Mullaghcarbatagh in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mullaghcarbatagh's 'perfect' summit cairn
eflanaga on Mullaghcarbatagh, 2006
by eflanaga  1 Jun 2006
Climbed October 7th 2005 – Good to see that this mountain has now been included in the Sperrins list. The mountain was the first I climbed in a 30K circuit that was also to take in Mullaghclogher, Mullaghasturakeen & Mullaghclocha and a few other minor hills. I parked at the car park near Drumnaspar Bridge. From here I turned left passing the bridge and taking the first right turn onto the Castledamph Road. The road rather steeply wends its way up hill. Eventually levels out and turns east. About 260m further on IH524 921 D there is a track/lane (clearly shown on map) on the left which runs up along Glensass Burn ending at the foot of Mullaghcarbatagh. At end of track it’s just a case of picking a line of least resistance up to the summit. Ground (at time of walk) was relatively firm although reeds at base of hill suggest going may be much softer in wetter weather. There are numerous sheep tracks which can be availed off as you ascend. As is common with many mountains the ground becomes rockier the nearer you are to the summit. It is humbling to realise that these (Dalradian ) rocks were formed between 610 and 595 million years ago. Hard to get your head around that! The climb from the track is relatively easy and the reward at the summit is a perfectly formed cairn and some excellent views. There is a second cairn about 12 minutes to the north-west accessed by climbing a fence a few metres below the first summit and negotiation of a number of dips and heights and somewhat marshy ground in places. The second cairn is not as well formed as the first but has an iron cross upon it, as well as a tattered Tyrone GAA flag hanging on by its last few threads. Disappointingly, there was a fair bit of rubbish around this cairn. Some people had stuffed empty plastic bottles between the gaps on the cairn and a few metres away I found the remains of a number of ‘rockets’ and their packaging strewn across the hill. I gathered as much as I could and retraced my steps back to the first cairn. From here I set my sights due east and the short drop and subsequent ascent to Mullaghclogher. Trackback:
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Climbed this on 13-09-08, possibly the best day o .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Mullaghcarbatagh)
Great Conclusion To A Brilliant Day's Walking .. by Aidy   (Show all for Mullaghcarbatagh)
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