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Bencollaghduff Mountain Binn Dubh A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Dubh [TR], 'black peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 696m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L79782 52992 This summit has been logged as climbed by 258 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, Danger, OisinD, strangeweaver, millsd1
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.812862, Latitude: 53.51334 , Easting: 79782, Northing: 252992 Prominence: 191m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 479765 753013,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnclgh, 10 char: Bnclghdf
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

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 119th highest in Ireland.

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The Spirit of the Black Hags? .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
Bencollaghduff (Binn Dubh) seen from Benbaun, wit .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
Spectacular stuff all round .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
simon3 on Binn Dubh, 2004
by simon3  27 Jun 2004
This summit, marked Bencollaghduff on some maps can be reached from the col at Mám na bhFonsai (also known as Devil’s Col). The relatively gentle slope from there to the summit is unusual terrain, including much bare whitish rock. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/1005/
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Bencolladuff - escaping from the Glencoaghan hors .. by Val Jones   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
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