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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 Best Hundred, 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 305 members. Recently by: Podgemus, davsheen, oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, lw24, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, erun, t.jay, Peter Walker
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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)
 
This "snapshot" taken from Google Earth shows the .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
Coming from Binn Corr towards the end of the Choc .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Doire Chláir in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Binn Doire Chláir, 2004
by simon3  11 Jun 2004
The mountain is also known as Derryclare and is the start of a popular circuit of the southern Bens variously known as the Derryclare Horseshoe, The Benlettery Horseshoe or the Glencoaghan Circuit.

Ascending the mountain is fairly straightforward. Stick to near the ridge. My memory of the walk when I first did it in the early 70’s was of a series of false summits. These are visible on the map and in the photo. Around the middle of the ascent there is one particularly distinct false summit -- see skyline just right of centre on the photo. On old 1 inch OS maps there is a feature named as “Lop Rock”, which perhaps is this place. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/146/comment/986/
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This terrain visualisation shows the entire Derry .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
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