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Bencorr Mountain Binn Chorr A name in Irish
also Binn an Choire Mhóir an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Chorr [TR], 'pointed peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 711m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81166 52200 This summit has been logged as climbed by 302 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, SFlaherty, ericjones, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, guestuser, bobthebuilder, Danger
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Longitude: -9.791975, Latitude: 53.506394 , Easting: 81166, Northing: 252200 Prominence: 306m,   Isolation: 0.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 481131 752206,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bencor, 10 char: Bencorr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Tim Robinson also gives the alternative name Binn an Choire Mhóir, 'peak of the big corrie'. The sappers set up a beacon on this peak during the first Ordnance Survey [TR].   Binn Chorr is the second highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 105th highest in Ireland. Binn Chorr is the second highest point in county Galway.

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Horseshoe's highest .. by group   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
Descent from Bencorr to the Gleninagh Valley .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
Dropping down a short distance from Binn Chorr’s .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
The mountain is also known as Bencorr. This summ .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
conorobyrne on Binn Chorr, 2005
by conorobyrne  2 Feb 2005
With a huge high pressure hanging over Ireland Connemara was fairly free of cloud last weekend. Parked at the end of the bothairin at the south west end of the Doire Chlair (Derry Clare) ridge. A short trek east brought us to the ridge itself. Access is no problem - not a fence in sight! Then followed the ridge north up a steep and boggy path to summit of Binn Doire Chlair. This path is fairly eroded in places, especially where it is very peaty. The views south (towards Roundstone) east (towards the Mamturks) and west (out towards Clifden) of this ridge are fantastic. The top 50m or so were in cloud, so no summit view. Followed the compass to find the route towards Binn Chorr, passing a little loch just after leaving the summit of Binn Doire Chlair. The route to the summit of Binn Chlair is stoney and nice and firm underfoot. Again the summit was in cloud. Daylight wasn't on our side so we returned the same route rather than continuing further along the ridge. It was enough to whet our appetites though - maybe next weekend if the weather looks good! (This route took about 5.5 hours) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/1456/
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Further to simon3's comment, if you hunt around t .. by micky   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
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