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Bengower Mountain Binn Gabhar A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Gabhar [TR], 'goats’ peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78301 50644 This place has been logged as visited by 289 members. Recently by: Philhanson, Dean, davsheen, tommyclarke, Gus, oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, Cathal-Kelly
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Longitude: -9.834022, Latitude: 53.4919 , Easting: 78301, Northing: 250644 Prominence: 196m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 478300 750664,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bngwr, 10 char: Bengower
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Erroneously marked as ‘Glengower’ on the Discovery series map. On the summit of this mountain you will find thrift (or sea-pink) in bloom during the late spring, despite the fact that it is far inland.   Binn Gabhar is the 167th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Gabhar in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Cairn with Benbreen and Benbreen N Top in background.
 
Fine peak can be completed in isolation.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Jun 2014
Bengower may be approached via Benlettery or Benglenisky. For these starting points, parking, routes etc consult relevant entry. Alternatively it may be completed in its own right. Turn off N59 at L792478 A along road for Derry na Flan. Parking 100m up road on left. Cross a high bank & fence behind parking area and head almost directly north across open, gently rising countryside, which dips considerably after about 1km before start of climb proper. From here veer NNW up a rocky/grassy spur. The ascent then becomes increasingly steep and rocky for 2km and reaches a well-defined rocky peak capped with a cairn. Car to top 1 hour 30 mins in good conditions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/4927/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Gabhar in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: View from Bengower north to Benbreen
Go down if you dare!
by Onzy  17 Mar 2014
The view shows the rather uninviting view from Bengower to Benbreen on a day with an interesting cloud inversion. This thankfully was not my route - I was headed for Benglenisky - but this is reputedly a tricky enough descent without being unable to see where it ends. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/15930/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Gabhar in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Binn Gabhar, 2004
by simon3  27 Jun 2004
Reaching Bengower, peak of the goat, from the north will be a surprise to you if you think there isn’t any scrambling in the Bens.

This is the summit cairn and what looks like a bit of a shelter. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/1006/
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simon3 on Binn Gabhar, 2005
by simon3  30 Mar 2005
You may want to come off the ridge between Binn Gabhar (Bengower) and Ben Lettery, if you have left a car somewhere near Derryclare and have been doing the horseshoe. Below is a picture of the ridge between the two, Ben Lettery to the left and south, Bengower off the picture to the right. As you can see much of the ridge is bare rock or scree. If you turn SE, at L778503 B (GPS L7787050318 C), which is 650m SW of Bin Gabhar and still quite high on the ridge, you can miss the more awkward bits and come down mostly on heather at the right of this picture. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/997/
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aburden on Binn Gabhar, 2006
by aburden  27 Feb 2006
View of Chochan Horseshoe Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/2204/
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aburden on Binn Gabhar, 2006
by aburden  27 Feb 2006
Finally got around to doing the Gleann Chochan horseshoe (excluding Ben Lettery). I parked at (L80073 48563 D) and followed road to (L79679 48356 E) where I made my way onto Binn Gabhars Soutern ridge. Still half asleep I dragged myself up to the top in c. 75mins from car. Once at the top I was immediately elated and deflated as I saw the impressive south face of Binn Braoin looking at me. In order to get down off Gabhar you need to exit about 100m to the West and watch your footing as you go. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/2203/
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