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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chorr in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Ridge between Binn Chorr and Binn Chorr North Top
csd on Binn Chorr, 2006
by csd  6 Nov 2006
The ridge between the North Top and main summits of Binn Chorr is an exciting affair -- wide enough not to be dangerous in high winds, but narrow enough to provide that "walking on top of the world" experience, as the picture shows. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/2536/
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Approaching this mountain from Mam na BhFonsai yo .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
I climbed Ben Corr on 2007-06-06 by sunshine and .. by Himiwack   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
I am interested in locating the Old Triangulation .. by bargo   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
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