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Benbreen Central Top Mountain Binn Bhraoin Central Top A name in Irish
For origin of name, see Binn Bhraoin. Galway County, in Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 680m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78104 51997 This summit has been logged as climbed by 192 members. Recently by: millsd1, Peter_I, delboyir, Teresa-ms, Rory87, tsheehy, scubabenz, markwallace, crankechick, pcnovice, eoghancarton, simoburn, frankmc04, GSheehy, chalky
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Longitude: -9.837862, Latitude: 53.504026 , Easting: 78104, Northing: 251997 Prominence: 25m,   Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 478080 752020,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnbrCn, 10 char: BnbrnCntrl
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Binn Bhraoin Central Top is the 142nd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhraoin Central Top in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Four intrepid adventurers scale the dizzying heights of the summit
 
Simple ascent from Benbreen
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Jun 2014
Approach from south via Bengower/Benbreen or Benlettery/Bengower/Benbreen. From Benbreen it is almost a lazy stroll to this top, relative to other tops in this area. Head NNW for 500m, with a gentle ascent of under 30m. From Benbreen to top will take about ten minutes. The summit is strewn with rocks and boulders and marked by a small cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/137/comment/4897/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhraoin Central Top in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Binn Bhraoin's Central Top
eflanaga on Binn Bhraoin Central Top, 2006
by eflanaga  3 May 2006
Binn Bhraoin’s Central Top 78134 51889 A was accessed via the main summit (See Binn Bhraoin for second leg of walk) by the nine walkers in the Mid-Ulster Walking Club undertaking a west-east crossing of the Glencoaghan Horseshoe walk. GPS reading on the Top was 684m a mere two metres less than indicated on the Harvey map of Connemara, which I was using on the day. The Harvey map is in many ways excellent and superior to the OS 1:50000 maps which most of us might use otherwise. The difficulty, or at least the problem you have to get around, is remembering that it is produced on a 1:30000 scale and with contours at 15m intervals. Despite this, using the 1:30000 map is not an insurmountable problem although I do need to get a bit more practice since diligence in map reading is often not what it should be when you vest such responsibilities with the Walk-Leader. The walk from the main summit to the Central Top is over solid ground, mostly large rock slabs and should offer little difficulty to any walker. The Top, perhaps, suffers from it's central location in that it is most likely seen as a waypoint between the main summit to the south and the North Top to the east which marks the end of the summit ridge. This and the fact that the views from it are similar to those described from the main summit may explain why there has been little comment on it here to date. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/137/comment/2326/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhraoin Central Top in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Binn Gabhar (L) and Bhraoin (R) from Binn Corr Loch
 
aburden on Binn Bhraoin Central Top, 2006
by aburden  28 Feb 2006
Once you reach the Bhraoin ridge, it is a pleasant trek in either direction - plenty of time to absorb the 360 mountainviews Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/137/comment/2206/
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