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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 303 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, lw24, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, erun, t.jay, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, guestuser
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Longitude: -9.786214, Latitude: 53.496272 , Easting: 81509, Northing: 251048 Prominence: 129m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 481485 751070,   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)
 
This "snapshot" taken from Google Earth shows the .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Doire Chláir in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: From the Clifden road
 
aburden on Binn Doire Chláir, 2006
by aburden  27 Feb 2006
Coming from Binn Corr towards the end of the Chochan Circuit the walk up to Doire Chlair is a tough series of false summits. From the top there is a long walk down past another series of false "anti-summits". At about 330m (L81388 49581 G) I crossed a sheep trail (running East to West) which I joined and weaved through the last of the rocks and crags and finally reached valley floor. My car was parked about 1½ km from here – completing the Chochan Circuit. 13Km, 6.5hr Includes c.30mins of stops and excludes the cost of a new pair of knees ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/146/comment/2211/
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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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