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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
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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 103rd 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chorr in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Binn Chorr, 2004
by simon3  11 Jun 2004
The mountain is also known as Bencorr. This summit was an important point in the principal triangulation of Ireland. Rays from it were measured to Keeper Hill, Slieve More, Brandon, Baurtregaum, Nephin, Slieve League etc in 1830. It would be interesting to see if any of these places can still be seen on a clear day. The distances are: Keeper Hill 132.60km, Brandon 145.04 and Slieve League 145.89.
As you can see the weather was the very common Connemara mist on the day this picture was taken, so all you get is the photo of the fine cairn adorning the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/985/
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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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