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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhór in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: The winter ice has yet to fully melt in this pool near the summit.
 
csd on Binn Mhór, 2010
by csd  7 Mar 2010
Access note: if approaching from the car park to the west (on the Western Way), a sign there appears to forbid dogs. However, at the gate marking the start of the track up to Mam Ean, another sign says dogs are only permitted if on a leash. So I guess it's ok to bring Fido, as long as he's on a lead.
The photo shows the view over to the 12 Bens from the area between the summits of Binn Mhór and Binn Ramhar. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/172/comment/4484/
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The vista from Binn Mhor NW on a day to remember. .. by jlk   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
YouTube Turk Traverse .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
Interesting rock formations (part II) .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
Interesting rock formations (part I). .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
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