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Binn Dubh Mountain Bencollaghduff A name in English
(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 256 members. Recently by: Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, Danger, OisinD, strangeweaver, millsd1, Peter_I, Iamcan
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Dubh in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn
 
Fine mountain in horseshoe's centre
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Jun 2014
Bang in the middle of the the Glencoaghan Horseshoe, there is no easy approach to this fine mountain, which has a long E/W summit area. This approach is from the south - see parking/routes for Bengower or Benlettery. From Benbreen North Top there is a steep descent over 500m to the NE, followed by a steepish ascent of another 500m to point L792530 A. Turn east here and the terrain continues to rise sharply in parts for another 600m to attain the summit, which is marked by a large cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/4875/
 
Don’t believe the Connemara hillwalk booklet that .. by weedavie   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
Left car at [L820562 B] and walked up thru G .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
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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