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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 203 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, IncaHoots, Val Jones, Martinpeak, SFlaherty, Rory87, ericjones, marchiggins, patmoran, David-Guenot, muddyboots, t.jay, tommccarthy, DaveMc
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhór in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: looking to Binn Mhòr from Maumeen
Towering above the Pass of the Birds
Short Summary created by wicklore,  29 Apr 2011
Binn Mhòr sits high above the mountain pass named Maumeen, where there is a Chapel and Holy Well. It is the last mountain on the first stage of the traditional Maamturks walk if approaching from the south. This involves first tackling Corcogemore and Mullach Glas. Binn Mhòr can be climbed on its own with a steep 400 metre climb up from Maumeen. There are severe cliffs along Binn Mhòr’s northern face, but the climb from Maumeen avoids these. The upper few hundred metres of Binn Mhòr are pure quartzite, so good footwear is needed to walk on the fields of shattered stone and follow the sandy trails carved out by countless boots.

The approach from the north to Binn Mhòr starts from the car park at L893 495 A. From the car park it is a climb of 150 metres up to the col at Maumeen. Turn right to contour around some higher ground before skirting to the right of the little lake before tackling the steep grass and rock slope. A climb of 400 metres will bring you past a minor summit until you reach the trig pillar on Binn Mhòr. There are great views of the Twelve Bens, other Maamturks summits to the north and SW across the Connemara plains

Any walk in the Maamturks should be undertaken with care as there are few escape options if bad weather descends or you get tired. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/172/comment/4932/
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