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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 201 members. Recently by: IncaHoots, Val Jones, Martinpeak, SFlaherty, Rory87, ericjones, marchiggins, patmoran, David-Guenot, muddyboots, t.jay, tommccarthy, DaveMc, aidand, Danger
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Longitude: -9.630003, Latitude: 53.48331 , Easting: 91841, Northing: 249355 Prominence: 406m,   Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491815 749379,   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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The final stop in an east-west trek involving Cor .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
Access note: if approaching from the car park to .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
The vista from Binn Mhor NW on a day to remember. .. by jlk   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
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Interesting rock formations (part II) .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhór in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Ireland or Africa ?
 
Interesting rock formations (part I).
by David-Guenot  6 Jun 2016
Along the Western Way up to Mam Ean from the NE (see track 3238), I noticed several of these curious rock formations, which for a second made me (God only knows why, as I have never been in Africa...) feel I was in the savanna rather than at the foot of the mighty Maumturks. I passed by this one on the way back, just before reaching the Western Way, and I found them rather interesting as they are a total contrast with the mix of bogland and pastures around. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/172/comment/18560/
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