Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Trawsnant: Short trek to summit

Moel Dimoel: Birds on the track

Moel Dimoel: This short way up is not recommended

Moel Dimoel: Long snowy trek to summit

Cyrniau: Great views of valley below in snow

Cyrniau: Snowy trek to summit

Letterlogher: Heather Covered.

Kippure: Magnificent redeeming feature

Pen Ffridd-sarn: Guardians of the summit...

Moel Seisiog: Short trek to summit

Pen Ffridd-sarn: Short trek to summit

Ffridd-y-fedw: Short walk to summit from track

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
West Cork Mountains Area   N: Coomataggart Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 706m
Maximum height for area: 706 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692mCaoinkeen South-East Top 555mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 706mKnockboy North Top 649mKnockboy South Top 532mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Lackabaun Hill An Leaca Bhán A name in Irish Kerry County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Purple siltstone & fine sandstone Bedrock

Height: 472m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W11170 70734
Place visited by 31 members. Recently by: chelman7, markmjcampion, learykid, Fergalh, Aongus, Juanita, CaminoPat, GSheehy, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, Wildrover, Deise-Man, melohara, ciarraioch, tommccarthy
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.290747, Latitude: 51.882255 , Easting: 111170, Northing: 70734 Prominence: 36m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 511139 570796,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lck472, 10 char: Lackabaun
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)

Lackabaun is the 657th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/544/
COMMENTS for Lackabaun (An Leaca Bhán) 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabaun (<i>An Leaca Bhán</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking back towards Mweelin
 
Got an hour for a stroll?
Short Summary created by jackill  31 Aug 2010
Park at the start of the tarred road at W14146 71751 A, room for 5-6 cars.Follow the very obvious gravel track uphill, passing through one gate to the summit trig pillar of Mweelin. Pass by the pillar and on to the track end.Go slightly uphill to find the sheepwire fence and follow this down into a small wet col then up to the summit of Lackabaun on the far side. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/544/comment/5303/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabaun (<i>An Leaca Bhán</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: can you spot a Pap?
Sancho Panza would have his hands full
by jackill  31 May 2010
The stroll up to this little summit begins begins on the tarred road at W14146 71751 A where there is room to park many cars. Follow the very obvious gravel track uphill, passing Mweelin, to the track end.Go slightly uphill to find the sheepwire fence and follow this down then up to the summit of Lackabaun.
Speaking to the enthusiastic owner of the very welcoming Gougane Barra Hotel afterwards, I was informed that this track was once part of a public road/track over the mountains. In any case it makes short work of some of the journey to Lackabaun.
Now I could describe the first flash of leg by Gougane Barra that you get from here or the expansive explosion of green grass and blue sky looking over the Lee valley to the true capital, but, its the industrial majesty of the windfarm scattered over the small hills of Kerry that draws your eye. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/544/comment/4735/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabaun (<i>An Leaca Bhán</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view west from the summit
 
Longer walk than expected
by Fergalh  16 Oct 2020
Done like the other climbers before in combination with Mweelin, however it is quite a bit longer than you might expect with a decent pull up from the col Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/544/comment/20936/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lackabaun (<i>An Leaca Bhán</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The highpoint of Lackbane
Dull top with little to recommend
by Colin Murphy  26 May 2015
This is an unremarkable summit in every sense. The trudge to it along the ridge that runs from SW to NE is a tedious one, uneven bog covered in heather, although the slope is very gentle. The summit itself is a small bump of upraised bog with a bit of a boulder peeking through. Purely for the baggers. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/544/comment/18003/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
(End of comment section for Lackabaun (An Leaca Bhán).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007