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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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Flattish Summit - highest point of the range .. by group   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
The sting in the tail........... .. by millsd1   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Gorm in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of Killary Harbour from the slopes of Ben Gorm as the sun sets
 
mcrtchly on Ben Gorm, 2009
by mcrtchly  25 Jun 2009
A great evening climb of Ben Gorm, still on the summit at 9pm and got down as it was getting dark. Access from the Ashleagh Falls car park was a little difficult. The start of the route described by Lynam is along the track besides the falls - this is no longer accessible as the gate was locked and the road marked Private. The alternative is to take the route between the two lines of fences running up the hillside from the car park. Note that the ground is wet in places and you should stick mainly close to the left fence. A gate at the end of the line of fences leads on to the hillside. Beware of long grass as annoying tussocks which make the progress very slow until the ridge line is reached. The climb along the ridge is steep in places and you can scramble on the rocks if you wish. Found the 'real' summit using GPS co-ordinates given by rmilne. Cloudless evening with great views of Killary, Twelve Pins. and Clare Island. A highly recommended climb. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/3885/
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I have tackled Ben Gorm from the south with the r .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
A super day out .. by david bourke   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
Approaching from the south east .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
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