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Hangmans Hill Hill Leitrim County, in Carn List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 400m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G78194 39840
Place visited by 52 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, finkey86, magnumpig, FrankMc1964, Wilderness, glenlecky, annieipa, dr_banuska, Wildrover, conormcbandon, bryanmccabe, 40Shades, Ulsterpooka, gpmurtagh
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Longitude: -8.335791, Latitude: 54.306856 , Easting: 178194, Northing: 339840 Prominence: 65m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 578146 839841,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HngmHl, 10 char: HngmnsHil
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Hangmans Hill is the 945th highest place in Ireland.

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Heart of the Dartry's .. by group   (Show all for Hangmans Hill) Picture about mountain Hangmans Hill in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Top of Hangmans Hill, looking towards Leean - 2nd Feb. 2019
A northern approach
by magnumpig  7 Feb 2019
It's fairly straightforward to access Hangmans Hill, Keelyogyboy Mtn NE Top and Far E Top from the north. On the N16 take the local road opposite the graveyard, and proceed until you come to the entrance to the forestry. This is the best place to park. Proceed south along the local road on foot for about 10 minutes until approx. coordinates G79039 39668 D (I'm not sure how to add coordinates so hope that works!) . There's a farm track here which provides easier access to the three slopes compared to the trekking across bog which other suggestions entail. You'll be approaching Hangmans Hill from it's eastern flank, and it can be completed in about 1.5 hours in a loop along with the NE Top. The Far East Top, which is the pick of the bunch, is a seperate entity altogether.

The county border between Sligo and Leitrim is marked by a stone wall on the NE Top. Hangmans Hill offers great views onto Sligo Bay, and back towards Leean Mountain.

Hangmans Hill gets its name from a local legend that tells that on the way over the mountains to Manorhamilton after sacking Sligo Town, some of Scottish planter Frederick Hamilton's men became lost in heavy fog. A guide on a white horse offered to lead them safely over the mountain, but intentionally led the men over the cliffs on the north side of the mountain (avoid these!) and to their doom, and the mountain is still fondly thought of to this day. Linkback:
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Nice hill pity about the name! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Hangmans Hill)
The small cliff-girted rise to the left of foregr .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Hangmans Hill)
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