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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 258 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, Danger, OisinD, strangeweaver, millsd1
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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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Fine mountain in horseshoe's centre .. by group   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Dubh in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
weedavie on Binn Dubh, 2004
by weedavie  26 Apr 2004
Don’t believe the Connemara hillwalk booklet that says the Glen Chochan circuit is 6 to 7 hours. I think it's a meaningless application of Naismith’s rule. It took us 8.5 without the access walk and we weren’t hanging round much.

The eastern half of the circuit is straightforward, even in a heavy April snowfall. We went up the south butt of the ridge then followed the slope up to Derryclare. We carried on just west of north without much descent and ascent to Binn Corr. Between its tops was an excellent place for the snow to stop and the cloud to roll back. From the North West top we’d a tremendous view of the rocky slopes of Binn Dubh to the west. We were now approaching the trickiest moment in this half of the round, the pronunciation of Mam na bhFonsai. Nothing in our experience of Scots Gaelic prepared us for this.
The ascent of Binn Dubh is easy on good rock, up to the shattered approach to the summit.

Picture is looking back to Derryclare from near the summit of Binn Dubh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/945/
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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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