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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 259 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, Danger, OisinD, strangeweaver
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Longitude: -9.812967, Latitude: 53.513338 , Easting: 79782, Northing: 252992 Prominence: 191m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 479758 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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Fine mountain in horseshoe's centre .. by group   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
Don’t believe the Connemara hillwalk booklet that .. by weedavie   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Dubh in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Mam Eidhneach from Bin Dubh
 
aburden on Binn Dubh, 2006
by aburden  22 Feb 2006
Left car at [L820562 B] and walked up thru Gleann Eidhneach until I reached a distinct moraine. This in turn leads you to a sheep track on east side of Bin Bhan. I followed the track up to the 3-way mountain pass, Mam Eidhneach. From the gap between (B Dubh and B Bhraoin) I headed East along Binn Dubhs rocky shoulder, scrambling past a cairn at 563m [L791529 C] to a 2nd cairn at summit. I took the photo of the 3-way pass about 5 min from summit on way down. If you see mist coming whilst on way up/down, be sure that you take bearing(s). Trip Time 3h 25min incl. 15min stops. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/2198/
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After descending to Maumina (Maumnageeragh) Col 7 .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
After Binn Dubh we found the trickier western leg .. by weedavie   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
Mam Eidhneach is about half way on the Chochan ci .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
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