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Ben GormMountainAn Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish (Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [MNIMA*], 'the blue peak')MayoCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock
Height:700mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L86244 65244This place has been logged as visited by 231 members. Recently by: kildare, DeltaP, marymac, Krumel, ckilm, AdventureJunky, Hadleigh, oldpragmatist, IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, IndyMan, Peter Walker, DaveMc I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
An Bhinn Ghorm is a mountain name which occurs 3 times in Co. Mayo. Ir. gorm is usually translated 'blue', but Breandán S. Mac Aodha suggests that 'iron-grey' is closer to the true meaning in such mountain names (MNIMA, 149). Walks: for a route taking in Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 60-61.
Ben Gorm is the highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 111th highest in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most southerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most easterly. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/