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Derryclare Mountain Binn Doire Chláir A name in Irish
(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 302 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, lw24, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, erun, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, guestuser, Danger
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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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A most photogenic mountain .. by group   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
Having negotiated the peaks of Binn Gabhar, Binn .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Doire Chláir in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Derryclare-BenCorr-BenCorrBeg
CaptainVertigo on Binn Doire Chláir, 2005
by CaptainVertigo  5 Aug 2005
This "snapshot" taken from Google Earth shows the Derryclare-BenCorr-BenCorrBeg peaks from a height of 3500 feet approx (looking westward from the Maamturks over Lough Inagh). I like the sense of 3 dimensionality. The two huge corries (I presume that's what they are) are particularly noticeable. The crucial fact about Google-Earth is that you can "fly" at any height you want , and as you move your viewpoint the features of the mountains are thrown into relief. I regularly annoy fellow climbers by reminding them we must live now, so we'll have something to remember in our nursing homes. My hope is that by the time I reach my penultimate resting place, Google Earth will have progressed to the point that virtual climbing will be possible, with total surround sense-o-rama to include wind, clouds, the smell of the heather,the flavour of hot tomato soup on a freezing peak, and possibly a member of the nubility murmuring Yes...Yess...Yess...Joyce's Country indeed!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/146/comment/1857/
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Coming from Binn Corr towards the end of the Choc .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
The mountain is also known as Derryclare and is t .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
This terrain visualisation shows the entire Derry .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
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