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Moanbane (left) and Silsean (right), as seen from the Blessington lakes in the west.
|Elevation||703 m (2,306 ft)|
|Prominence||108 m (354 ft)|
|Listing||100 Highest Irish Mountains, Hewitt, Arderin, Simm, Vandeleur-Lynam|
|English translation||white bog|
|Language of name||Irish|
|Location||Wicklow, Republic of Ireland|
|Parent range||Wicklow Mountains|
|Topo map||OSi Discovery 56|
|Mountain type||Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite|
Moanbane (Irish: Móin Bhán, meaning white bog) at 703 metres (2,306 ft), is the 85th–highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 106th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Moanbane is in the central sector, at the western edge, of the Wicklow Mountains, in Wicklow, Ireland. Moanbane is on a small massif alongside Silsean 698 metres (2,290 ft) which lies between the Blessington lakes (or Poulaphouca Reservoir), and the taller mountain of Mullaghcleevaun 849 metres (2,785 ft).
Moanbane's prominence of 108 metres (354 ft), does not quality it as a Marilyn, but does rank it the 50th-highest mountain in Ireland on the MountainViews Online Database, 100 Highest Irish Mountains, where the minimum prominence threshold for inclusion on the list is 100 metres.
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