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Binn DubhMountainBencollaghduff A name in English (Ir. Binn Dubh [TR], 'black peak')GalwayCountyIn Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists
Height:696mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L79782 52992This summit has been logged as climbed by 232 members. Recently by: chalky, CharlieFox, Wilderness, omurchu, melohara, HillmanImp, rogers, Colin Murphy, turfymccloud, Onzy, douginireland, murphyman, oldsoldier, nolanlyn, MichaelO I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Bencollaghduff means ‘peak of the black hags’. The black hags in question are cormorants [TR]. The OSI form Binn Dhubh represents a prescribed standard modern Irish form. Tim Robinson's Binn Dubh represents the local dialect, which omits lenition of d and t when the previous word ends in a dental consonant.
Binn Dubh is the third highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 115th highest in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/