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Binn Chorr Mountain Bencorr A name in English
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 300 members. Recently by: Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, SFlaherty, ericjones, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, guestuser, bobthebuilder, Danger, OisinD, strangeweaver
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Longitude: -9.791816, Latitude: 53.50654 , Easting: 81166, Northing: 252200 Prominence: 306m,   Isolation: 0.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 481142 752222,   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: Looking SW along Glencoaghan Valley with Ballynahinch Lough in distance
 
Horseshoe's highest
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  25 Jun 2014
This is the highest summit in the Glencoaghan Horseshoe and visibly so. From the west it is approached up a very steep, rocky climb from Bencollaghduff and from the south up a slightly less steep, although equally challenging climb up a mixture of rock and grass from the col with Derryclare. From either side the prominence is over 175m. It can also be reached via the spur to the NE which ends with Bencorrbeg. It has a well-defined summit with a very large cairn and spectacular views in all directions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/4861/
 
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)
 
With a huge high pressure hanging over Ireland Co .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
 
Further to simon3's comment, if you hunt around t .. by micky   (Show all for Binn Chorr)
 
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