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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
Place visited by 261 members. Recently by: carbar, PaulNolan, paulbrown, dodser, jimgraham, Cathal-Kelly, Philhanson, Dean, Podgemus, davsheen, oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Martinpeak
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Longitude: -9.834523, Latitude: 53.500006 , Easting: 78311, Northing: 251547 Prominence: 186m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 478290 751567,   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 place in Ireland.

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Steep-sided, rocky summit. .. by group   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhraoin in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Binn Bhraoin with Binn Gabhar to the left from Binn Dubh summit.
 
Fergal Meath on Binn Bhraoin, 2008
by Fergal Meath  6 Oct 2008
Our party of three did the Glencoaghan Horseshoe anti-clockwise last June, taking in 6 of the 12 Bens (Derryclare, Binn Chorr, Binn Dubh, Binn Bhraoin, Binn Gabhar, Ben Lettery). We left one car at the Ben Lettery Hostel (which I would recommend as a comfortable overnight before this big day out) and drove the other to a layby near the foot hills of Derryclare. It was 8.30am when we set off from here and we did not arrive back at the hostel until 5.30pm. We were lucky enough to have a calm overcast day - ideal for this walk. The picture, taken from Binn Dubh, shows the long top of Binn Bhraoin with Binn Gabhar to the left. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/122/comment/3357/
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The summit of Benbreen is long and bumpy with var .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
I came and left Binn Bhraoin via Binn Gabhar. It' .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
After just climbing Gabhar, the climb up to the s .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
(See Binn Gabhar for first part of walk) After de .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
 
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