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Binn Bhán or Maolán Hill Benbaun A name in English
(Ir. Binn Bhán [TR], 'white peak') Galway County In Carn List

Height: 477m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76496 56847 This summit has been logged as climbed by 69 members. Recently by: gerrym, colmocnoc, Wilderness, mountainmike, douginireland, jlk, dillonz, Ste, markwallace, SFlaherty, mdoc1969, Cossie, lennyantonelli, melohara, John Smyth
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Longitude: -9.863993, Latitude: 53.547194 Prominence: 42m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476473 756868,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnb477, 10 char: Benbaun477

Also known as Maolán. Walks: for a route taking in Cnoc Breac, Binn Bhreac and Binn Bhán or Maolán, see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 163-67.   Binn Bhán or Maolán is the 531st highest summit in Ireland.

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The two Benbauns in one day
by Geo  20 Jun 2011 Last summit on a circuit of Glencorbet.
Start from the R344 road just 1km south of the little road into Glencorbet about L812569 (Point A), then up Knockpasheemore, along the ridge and up on to the beautiful Benbaun (I can't ever remember seing so many mountains from one summit, enough to make a grown man weep!). Lunch then over to Lugatarrif or Benfree if you like, down into the col and head north before the climb up Muckanaght into Maumnascalpa, the pass between Muckanaght and Benbrack. Take a pause to decide if your legs have anything more to give (If not head down the Glencorbet valley to return to start). Then a tough pull up Benbrack, and a lovely walk further north to the other Benbaun (the littler one!). Here you may want to take endless photo's of the Kylemore area, the Renvyle peninsula, all the lakes, mountains and seascapes you can shake a stick at, the beautiful scenes are almost infinite and this is an area where you could so easily get too much scenery and never be able to walk anywhere else again! A steep drop northwest (careful now!) on grassy slopes down towards Kylemore, passing a lime kiln at L754578 (Point B) at the head of an alder shaded laneway bring you back to the road. Pray that like me you have a very loving wife prepared to collect you (no irony I swear!), or you may have a long tarmac drag to your start point!
It's only 12km but well on for 1100m ascent so give yourself a good day, and I promise you won't look for your money back
Point A: L812 569 Point B: L754 578
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