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Binn Doire Chláir Mountain Derryclare A name in English
(Ir. Binn Doire Chláir [TR], 'peak of Derryclare') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 677m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81509 51048 This summit has been logged as climbed by 300 members. Recently by: Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, lw24, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, erun, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, guestuser, Danger, willmg, OisinD
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Longitude: -9.785748, Latitude: 53.496315 , Easting: 81509, Northing: 251048 Prominence: 129m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 481516 751074,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dryclr, 10 char: Derryclare
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Ir. clár can mean both a plain and a board. In the latter sense it can refer to a plank-bridge in some place-names. Thus Derryclare, from Ir. Doire Chláir, could either mean 'oak-wood of the plain' or 'oak-wood of the plank-bridge'. The name seems to have been transferred by the Ordnance Survey from the townland of Derryclare situated to the east to the mountain itself. In this respect the Ir. name Binn Doire Chláir makes much more sense as a mountain name.   Binn Doire Chláir is the 151st highest summit in Ireland. Binn Doire Chláir is the second most easterly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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GLENCOAGHAN HORSESHOE In May 2007 I was part of .. by david bourke   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Doire Chláir in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Derryclare from the north. the small body of water is unnamed on the OS map.
 
For some the start, for others a merciful end!
by Colin Murphy  25 Jun 2014
Either the first or last climb in the Glencoaghan Horseshoe, Derryclare summitteers form two distinctive groups. If this is the first stop in the Glencoaghan Horseshoe the walkers are all smiles, triumphant and full of enthusiasm for the day ahead, pointing out the scenery and snapping away with cameras. The other groups are the finishers, when Derryclare represents their final challenge after a gruelling day's climbing. This lot you can recognise by their sweat-covered, dishevelled clothing, their panting, their weary legs which seem to be composed of overcooked linguini and the look of relief on their faces. Either way, Derryclare is a wonderful mountain to start or finish your walk! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/146/comment/17514/
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This little lake may not look much, but according .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
Picture of Binn Doire Chlair (and Binn Chorr in t .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
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