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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 286 members. Recently by: tommyclarke, Gus, oldpragmatist, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Martinpeak, ericjones, Wendy, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, Cathal-Kelly, t.jay, Hilldweller, guestuser
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Longitude: -9.834369, Latitude: 53.491912 , Easting: 78301, Northing: 250644 Prominence: 196m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 478277 750666,   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 173rd 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/
 
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)
 
Finally got around to doing the Gleann Chochan ho .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Gabhar)
 
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