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Ben Gorm Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 700 metres,   Summits in area: 3,   Maximum prominence for area: 670 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Ben Gorm, 700m
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Ben Gorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [MNIMA*], 'the blue peak') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 700m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L86244 65244 This summit has been logged as climbed by 224 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, IndyMan, Peter Walker, DaveMc, ericjones, rogers, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, Cathal-Kelly
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Longitude: -9.720067, Latitude: 53.624805 , Easting: 86244, Northing: 265244 Prominence: 670m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 486219 765263,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnGrm, 10 char: Ben Gorm
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

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 114th highest in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most southerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most easterly.

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If you follow Lynam’s Irish walks on this one yo .. by weedavie   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
Ben Gorm ("Blue Peak") is just the highest of the .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Gorm in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
 
CaptainVertigo on Ben Gorm, 2008
by CaptainVertigo  1 Apr 2008
From Ashleagh Falls one crosses long awkward grass to a spine that curls up and around the the circumference of the enormous coum. This ridge, which narrows and narrows, gives a sense of exposure and spectacular vistas open up to the left and right. The photo shows the slope which appears deceptively benign and gradual. I rate Ben Gorm very highly indeed. Do not be put off by the extensive football pitches that festoon the summit area: if blessed with visability hug the edge of the great coum and consider the grandeur of creation. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/2476/
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This picture was taken of Ben Gorm from across Ki .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
I was comfortable all night in my bunk at the Del .. by rmilne   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
Access from the east .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
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