Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain
Videos


Users Online:
Guests online: 49
Recent Contributions

Ben Alder: Culra Bothy is closed due to asbestos problem

Cuilkillew: Another Route.

Lake District: Helvellyn, Up Striding and down Swirral Edges

Lake District: Scafell & Scafell Pike

Knockaglana: Trespecers Beware.

Fei Sheehy Challenge 2016

Tonelagee: Unusual view

Kungsleden trail from Saltoluokta to Kvikkjokk

Lugnaquilla: How's Your Concentration?

Croagh Patrick 10/09/2016

Pic du Midi d'Ossau

Bouleevin: "Smelly Goat Hill"?

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
Binn Bhriocáin Mountain Letterbreckaun A name in English
(Ir. Binn Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 667m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85652 55093 This summit has been logged as climbed by 232 members. Recently by: mars, salford7, TriHarder, IncaHoots, Geo, millsd1, Rory87, ericjones, Humpelman, PeakPaul, David-Guenot, muddyboots, aidand, t.jay, tommccarthy
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.725588, Latitude: 53.533367 , Easting: 85652, Northing: 255093 Prominence: 322m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 485607 755098,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ltrbrc, 10 char: Ltrbrckn
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The anglicised name Letterbreckaun comes from Leitir Bhriocáin [TR], 'Brecan’s wet hillside', and is the name of a townland on the slope of the hill. St. Brecan is a saint associated particularly with Co. Galway, who is said to have been the successor to St. Enda in Cill Éinne, the Aran Islands [TR, 106]. His name is also remembered in another townland called Letterbrickaun in Leenane parish and in the parish of Cill Bhriocáin / Kilbrickan, located south of Maam Cross.   Binn Bhriocáin is the second highest mountain in the Maamturks area and the 166th highest in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/161/
COMMENTS for Binn Bhriocáin 1 of 1
A day and a night in Joyce Country .. by Phahie   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
View of Binn Bhriocain from Maumean .. by silver   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
In this view Binn Bhriocáin is seen from Benbaun .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
fkaatje on Binn Bhriocáin, 2009
by fkaatje  22 Mar 2009
On Saturday March 21st I had a great sunny afternoon out on the Cnoc na hUillean - Binn Bhriocain ridge. I started on the Maumeen valley road at the small carpark near the bridge SW of col Mam Ochoige. Aim straight for the lowest point of the col keeping the stream on your left. Once the stream veers to the left continue straight up negotiating a very steep grass slope until it flattens out near the col. Upon reaching the wide col you can immediately go up the ridge to your left.

The ridge itself is fairly straightforward and has no particular difficult sections apart from some light scrambling and a short but impressive steep grass slope just above col Mam Tuiric. Just make sure you don't miss out any of the turns on this serpentine like ridge. If you have a GPS then best use the waypoints of the Maamturks challenge (http://www.simonstewart.ie/Turks/mt3.htm). And of course you should not skip the short detour to the top of Cnoc na hUillean.

The descent from Mam Tuirc to the west is a relaxed gentle slope. Keep the stream on your left until the terrain flattens out. Then cross the stream and stroll in a SW direction through the bog until you reach the Western Way which you follow back to the car. I used 6 hours to complete this walk in a moderate pace including a few short breaks.

You can view and download my GPS trail from http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=330075 D.

Tip: If you need a quick escape from the ridge you can probably descend back to the road from the col between Cnoc na hUillean and Maumean. I have not done this myself but studied it top-down as well as bottom-up and it looks moderae steep but very do-able. To avoid the steeper parts if looks like if you should start descend nortwest, then west and then southwest. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/161/comment/3662/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Circular route from Glenlosh .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
An enjoyable day out .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Binn Bhriocáin)
 
(End of comment section for Binn Bhriocáin.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here