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Binn Mhór Mountain (Ir. Binn Mhór [TR], 'great peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 661m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L91841 49355 This summit has been logged as climbed by 206 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, oldpragmatist, Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, IncaHoots, Val Jones, Martinpeak, SFlaherty, Rory87, ericjones, marchiggins, patmoran, David-Guenot, muddyboots
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Longitude: -9.630018, Latitude: 53.483292 , Easting: 91841, Northing: 249355 Prominence: 406m,   Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491814 749377,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnMhór, 10 char: Binn Mhór
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Binn Mhór overlooks Mám Éan. This is the site of a pattern held annually on the last Sunday of July, known locally as Domhnach Mhám Éan and as Domhnach Chrom Dubh (MacNeill, 123). It is also visited on St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Roderic O'Flaherty wrote in 1684: At Mam-en, there springs out of a stone a litle water, named from St. Patrick, which is a present remedy against murrein in cattel, not only applyed, but alsoe as soon as tis sent for they begin to have ease. next Mam-en are the mountains of Corcoga, in the confines of Balynahynsy [Ballynahinch], Ross and Moycullin countreys, where the fat deere is frequently hunted; whereof no high mountain in the barony of Balynahinsy, or the half barony of Rosse is destitude (O'Flaherty, 121-22). This peak has been called Shannakeala.   Binn Mhór is the third highest mountain in the Maamturks area and the 177th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhór in area Maamturks, Ireland
 
Silver on Binn Mhór, 2004
by Silver  30 Dec 2004
The descent from Cnoc na hUileann Thoir to Maumeen is steep and slippery when wet, Aim to the left of Holy Well/lake Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/172/comment/1389/
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