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Dartry Mountains Area , SE: Manorhamilton Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 31, by county: Leitrim: 22, Sligo: 10, of which 1 is in both Sligo and Leitrim, OSI/LPS Maps: 16, 17, 25, 26
Highest Place: Truskmore 647m

Starting Places (22) in area Dartry Mountains:
Aghavoghil Middle, Arroo Trail CP, Ballaghnatrillick, Ballintrillick Forest, Barrs East, Castletown, Crumpaun, Curraghan Road, Dough Mountain NW, Dough Mountain West, Drumcliff River Road, Eagles Rock, Edenbaun, Glencar Waterfall, Gleniff Horseshoe Road, Lough Cloonaquin North, Luke's Bridge, Mountain Wood, Poulveha River, Thur East, Tormore Car Park, Truskmore Transmitter Entrance

Summits & other features in area Dartry Mountains:
N: Truskmore: Gortnagarn 445m, Tievebaun 611m, Truskmore 647m, Truskmore SE Cairn 631m
NE: Arroo Keeloges: Aganny Top 482m, Aghalateeve 432m, Agow Top 423m, Arroo Mountain 523m, Conwal North 421m, Crocknagapple 372m, Keeloges 452m
NW: Benbulbin: Annacoona Top 597m, Benbulbin 526m, Benwiskin 514m, Benwiskin South Top 508m, Kings Mountain 462m
SE: Manorhamilton Hills: Ballaghnabehy Top 413m, Benbo 415m, Dough Mountain 462m, Lackagh Mountain 449m, Larkfield 305m, Naweeloge Top 441m, Thur Mountain 442m
SW: Castlegal Hills: Copes Mountain 452m, Crockauns 463m, Hangmans Hill 400m, Keelogyboy Mountain 438m, Keelogyboy Mountain Far East Top 418m, Keelogyboy Mountain NE Top 435m, Keelogyboy Mountain SW Top 417m, Leean Mountain 417m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lackagh Mountain, 449m Hill Binn Scardáin A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. Binn Scardáin [PDT], 'peak of the spout') Ben Scardaun an extra name in English, Leitrim County in Connacht province, in Carn Lists, Lackagh Mountain is the 739th highest place in Ireland. Lackagh Mountain is the most southerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.
Grid Reference G93100 32100, OS 1:50k mapsheet 26
Place visited by: 29 members, recently by: conormcbandon, trostanite, Colin Murphy, Loman01, magnumpig, MichaelG55, TommyV, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, eamonoc, Ulsterpooka, dr_banuska, Hilldweller, Wilderness, frankmc04
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.106594, Latitude: 54.237753, Easting: 193100, Northing: 332100, Prominence: 344m,  Isolation: 3.4km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 593051 832104
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: Also called Ben Scardaun. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 182-83) for details of the festive assembly on the mountain. The name Boleybrack marked south of the summit belongs to a townland.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: LckgMn, 10 char: LckghMntn

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Summary for Lackagh Mountain (Binn Scardáin): Access via windfarm
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2023-05-29 14:37:48
   picture about Lackagh Mountain (<em>Binn Scardáin</em>)
Picture: Trig pillar with the small Lough Strand to the north
One approach - and probably the easiest - is via Tullynamoyle Windfarm. There is parking for multiple cars at A (G90716 30170), although the road up to here is just barely driveable and care is needed. Continue NE up road for about 400m and pass a barrier into windfarm proper. After this, basically stick to main windfarm road all the way up to T10, the final windmill, then turn NE, cut through a thin line of trees at B (G92577 31429), taking you onto open hillside. Continue NE across a grassy area and then ascend into more heathery/rocky terrain with some interesting geological formations. The summit is marked by a trig pillar. Up and down takes roughly 2 hours.
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   picture about Lackagh Mountain (<em>Binn Scardáin</em>)
Picture: Summit trig looking E to Playbank & Cuilcaigh
Splendid Isolation
by gerrym 21 Jan 2012
Started from old forestry entrance (C (H006 304)). This may seem distant but it was useful in completing a full and arduous circuit of the plateau above Glenfarne. Road is followed SW and in May it had primroses and flowering hedgerows, with views across the river Shannon to the precipitious flanks of Playbank.

The well signed Leitrim Way was met at D (G986 289) and pleasant walking continued through stands of forest, past pools teaming with tadpoles and calves frolicking in fields. Just past the post office (E (G971 298)) can continue with Lietrim Way or take the road left which climbed higher and gave better views.

Reach a double set of forestry gates with plenty of room for parking if wanted to start from here. There is a spectacular waterfall and bridge over the river - followed the river uphill beside a narrow ravine with native trees in contrast to the uniform ranks of conifers. Soon left trees behind and easy going towards the summit area ahead. Mature heather appeared and past a stone enclosure and square blocks of stone before the summit area.

The trig pillar stands on a rocky rise overlooking the bleached rock ringing beautiful Lough Strand - an oasis amongst the bleakness. Reached in just over 2 hours and views were certainly worth it. W to Truskmore, Teivebuan, Castelgal Hills, Ox Mtns and Atlantic, S & E over Lough Allen to Playbank and Cuilcaigh and N to mountains of Donegal.

It was surreal clattering over the slates of rock around Lough Strand as a northerly breeze lapped water at its edge. The sun came and went on my face as i enjoyed the tranquility and beauty of this place. Several more hours of walking lay ahead for me to take in Ballaghnabahy Top and Naweeloge.

Cracking top to take in on own with not much strain from forestry gates or the option to take in other tops or the entirety of the plateau, stunning views and very isolated up on the top! Linkback:
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Picture: Approaching Lackagh
madfrankie on Lackagh Mountain
by madfrankie 15 Mar 2010
Viewed from Ballaghabehy, Lackagh's long squat profile seemed far away to the southwest. And at times it was tedious, as we trudged for 3km across brown heather and hags, though enlivened by a few small lakes, before we gently ascended the broad summit ridge. The trig-pillared summit sits at the southern end of the ridge, above Lough Strand. Old telecommunication equipment lies rusting on the ground, but otherwise you get the feeling that nobody has been here for a long time.
Again, superlative views: Cuilcagh, Slievenakilla, Lough Allen and Knocknarea, to name but a few.
We were told that there were the remains of old mines somewhere up here, but we didn't see anything answering that description. Nor did we see any traces of beehive cells, apparently the remains of the monastery of Kilnaile founded in 563 by St. Natalis.
From the summit we descended south-east till we met the corner of a block of forestry, and followed it's edge east until we arrived back to the Leitrim Way, right beside the gate and our parked car. Linkback:
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November 9th, 2019
by magnumpig 30 Nov 2019
Taken on a crisp November afternoon, looking in the direction of Lough Allen, to the south. Access to this mountain has been made easier by the recent construction of a large windfarm. Linkback:
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Picture: Lough Strand behind the trig
Lackagh or Boleybrack?
by TommyV 20 Mar 2019
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to F (G90078 31002) where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthorized access signs, a windfarm also with unauthorized access signs but a third is a farm track with no signs. This track zig zags between the windfarm and forest for about two kilometers before it forks, the path to the right will provide a more direct approach to the summit. The obvious track ends about 500 meters later and from here there is no option but to bog slog West for about two kilometres to the trig. Lackagh Lough will break up the monotony on the way and on the way back the views over to the rest of the Dartry mountains will help. Meaves cairn atop Knocknarea can be clearly seen. Linkback:
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Bog burst
by simon3 1 Jul 2020
According to newspaper reports there was a bog burst which wiped away some of the road about 7 or 8 km to the south east late June 2020. This was at place called Shass mtn. Linkback:
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