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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)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Dubh in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
weedavie on Binn Dubh, 2004
by weedavie  26 Apr 2004
After Binn Dubh we found the trickier western leg of the Chochan circuit. The climb south to Binn Bhraoin was straightforward although the grain of the rock tended to encourage us to the left. This might want watching in mist. Similarly the ridge wanders west, south then south east between some ill-defined tops so a bit of attention would be in order.

The next descent’s the easiest of the day if you don’t feel too guilty about repaying Galway’s hospitality by slipping a few cubic metres of scree down the slopes. On the other hand the ascent to Binn Gabhar’s positively tricky. A developing path took us up among crags over the first half of the slope. It disappeared but trending to the right worked all right after that, scrambling up some fairly obvious ledges and gullies. The summit has too many cairns but we visited them all to make sure.

Binn Lettery’s next and must seem no distance going north in the morning. Seemed a long way at the end of the round. It’s a fantastic viewpoint. I don’t know the best descent to the Youth Hostel but a straight line cost us 15 minutes getting round crags on the upper slopes.

This is an amazing circuit. Getting something of this sort to ourselves on an April Sunday in Scotland would be unthinkable. But we saw no people and no marks in the snow. A ripple of applause is due to the fearless fliers of Aer Arran whose direct Edinburgh Galway flight makes this a workable weekend trip.

The photo shows the view onward from Binn Dubh with Binn Bhraoin to the right and Binn Gabhar to the left Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/946/
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Mam Eidhneach is about half way on the Chochan ci .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Dubh)
 
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