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Near the summit of Mullaghcarn
|Elevation||542 m (1,778 ft)|
|English translation||peak of the cairns|
|Language of name||Irish|
|Location||County Tyrone, Northern Ireland|
|Topo map||OSNI Discoverer 13|
Mullaghcarn (from Irish: Mullach Cairn, meaning "peak of the cairns") is a mountain in the southwest Sperrins, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The peak reaches a height of 542 m (1778 ft), and is the 370th highest in Ireland. Mullaghcarn is in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area, on the edge of Gortin Glen Forest Park, and is the most southerly peak in the Sperrins. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Omagh, and is 3.1 miles (5.0 km) south of Gortin.
Mullaghcarn is steep, and has a rocky summit. The west of the mountain is home to conifers. "Acid" grassland is the most common on Mullaghcarn, and peat is not especially common, due to the draining of the eastern mountain. Heather is most common on the northern slopes. The red grouse can be found on heathland around Mullaghcarn.
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