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 69 members. Recently by: MichaelG55, LorraineG60, Lauranna, McQuaid89, trostanite, wicklore, PeakPaul, liz50, Geo, millsd1, Cobhclimber, melohara, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike, Lucky1
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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) Picture about mountain Mullaghcarbatagh in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: north cairn of Mullaghcarbatagh
gerrym on Mullaghcarbatagh, 2006
by gerrym  16 Sep 2006
Climbed 6.3.05. Mullaghcarbatagh, despite its lack of height in comparison to the surrounding hills has always been one of my favourite tops in the Sperrins. It's Irish name meaning boulder strewn summit is very appropriate and it has perhaps more visible rock than any other summit in the range. I approached from the N side, coming off the B48 and travelling up through the picturesque Butterlope Glen, after hairpin bend keep left and park at a layby opposite a bog road (495945 A). I followed the bog road uphill, very wet in places as pass long abandoned peat cuttings. There was an unseasonal heat haze and plenty of midges, giving the false impression of summer months. There was some difficult groung to negoiate here as headed E over thick and deep heather towards the tops of conifers hidden by a rise. Pick up a fenceline here which rounds a rocky putcrop and skirts the conifer plantation to go straight to the N cairn of Mullaghcarbatagh. Th eground is much easier here as pass large fence posts wearing black bin lids as hats. As climb the ground becomes rockier by Sperrin standards and there are good views N & W, beyond the wind turbines turning lazily atop Bessy Bell - to Inishowen and the unique profile of Muckish in Donegal. The N cairn is reached in just under one hour and is quite substancial, with a cross. The summit cairn is ten minutes away to the SW over a number of rocky rises. This is one of the most perfectly shaped cairns i have had the pleasure to look at and i sat here for lunch with only the sound of the breeze and the croak of ravens to accompany me. It was a beautiful day with the surrounding countryside laid out in a patchwork of light and shade. Being at the western end of the Sperrins there are great views out towards Donegal and in particular to the high ridge which makes up the core of the Bluestacks. There is also a good perspective on the rest of the Sperrins along the line of the Glenelly Valley. From here there are good options for continuing E to Mullaghclogher, Mullaghasturreekin and Mullaghclogha. This would also be a start/finish point for a traverse of the central Sperrins to Oughtmore over 20km away - no i haven't done it yet, but will do some long summer day in the not too distant future. Trackback:
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