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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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhraoin in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Benbreen summit with Bencollaghduff in background.
 
Steep-sided, rocky summit.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Jun 2014
This approach is via Bengower - see that entry for parking, route etc. From the summit of Bengower, this top is less than 1km as the crow flies, although the ascent is quite energy-sapping. Head directly north dropping to a col more than 200m below, followed by a similar ascent up a very steep rocky slope. The summit is well defined and marked by a cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/122/comment/4882/
 
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)
 
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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