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Binn Gabhar Mountain Bengower A name in English
(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 summit has been logged as climbed by 283 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, Cathal-Kelly, t.jay, Hilldweller, guestuser, Danger, Podgemus, OisinD
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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 171st highest summit in Ireland.

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Fine peak can be completed in isolation. .. by group   (Show all for Binn Gabhar)
Go down if you dare! .. by Onzy   (Show all for Binn Gabhar)
Reaching Bengower, peak of the goat, from the nor .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Gabhar)
You may want to come off the ridge between Binn G .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Gabhar)
View of Chochan Horseshoe .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Gabhar)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Gabhar in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
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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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