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Benbreen Mountain Binn Bhraoin A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Braoin [TR], 'Braon’s peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 691m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78311 51547 This summit has been logged as climbed by 251 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, Hilldweller, guestuser, Danger, OisinD, eoindunlea, strangeweaver, Peter Walker, millsd1
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Longitude: -9.834569, Latitude: 53.500023 , Easting: 78311, Northing: 251547 Prominence: 186m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 478287 751569,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbrn, 10 char: Benbreen
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

This peak is particularly impressive when viewed across the abyss of Mám na Gaoithe from Bengower. Braon can mean 'drip' or 'drop', but may be a personal name here. It is the basis of the surnames Ó Braoin and Mac Braoin, anglicised as Breen and McBreen.   Binn Bhraoin is the 126th highest summit in Ireland.

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Steep-sided, rocky summit. .. by group   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
Our party of three did the Glencoaghan Horseshoe .. by Fergal Meath   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
The summit of Benbreen is long and bumpy with var .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhraoin in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: The view east over to Derryclare, with the Maamturks in the distance
 
csd on Binn Bhraoin, 2007
by csd  21 Oct 2007
I came and left Binn Bhraoin via Binn Gabhar. It's certainly a lot easier going down than up! Underfoot, scree slope makes it seem like you're climbing a 200-metre sand dune. Outstanding views of the entire Derryclare Horseshoe, Binn Ban, and most of the central Bens. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/122/comment/2871/
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