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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
Place visited by 314 members. Recently by: tagoona, PaulNolan, Wildrover, dodser, jimgraham, trekker, Philhanson, Cathal-Kelly, Dean, Podgemus, davsheen, oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn
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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 145th highest place 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)
 
For some the start, for others a merciful end! .. by Colin Murphy   (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
This little lake may not look much, but according to David Herman [Hill Walkers Connemara and Mayo] it is the only one on the Glencoaghan Horseshoe. It is located a short distance north of the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/146/comment/987/
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Picture of Binn Doire Chlair (and Binn Chorr in t .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Binn Doire Chláir)
 
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