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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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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Gabhar in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
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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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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