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Binn an tSaighdiúra Mountain (Ir. Binn an tSaighdiúra [TR], 'peak of the soldier') Galway County, in Irish Best Hundred List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 653m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81181 52850 This summit has been logged as climbed by 154 members. Recently by: IainT, Caoilfionn, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, Ulsterpooka, Peter Walker, Hilldweller, rayw, Peter_I, Iamcan, Rory87, DenisMc, polovirus, seamaspeineas
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Longitude: -9.791836, Latitude: 53.512381 , Easting: 81181, Northing: 252850 Prominence: 8m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 481157 752871,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bna653, 10 char: BnantSghdú
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

It is said that a sapper from the Ordnance Survey fell to his death here during survey work on the first 6 map series in the 1830s.   Binn an tSaighdiúra is the 190th highest summit in Ireland.

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Small bump on the way somewhere else .. by group   (Show all for Binn an tSaighdiúra)
 
Binn an tSaighdiúra via Carrot Ridge .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Binn an tSaighdiúra)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn an tSaighdiúra in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: The view over to Knockpasheemore from the western slopes of Binn an tSaighdiúra, taken near Mám na b
 
csd on Binn an tSaighdiúra, 2006
by csd  6 Nov 2006
Binn an tSaighdiúra is about 15 mins from Bencorrbeg, and we tackled it second on a Bencorrbeg - Binn an tSaighdiúra -Binn Corr horseshoe. Unfortunately the clouds had descended by the time we hit the summit, so the famed views weren't visible. Instead, I'll comment on using Mám na bhFonsaí as an escape/exit from the Gleninagh horseshoe.
It is possible to descend into the Gleninagh valley north of Mám na bhFonsaí, however it's not for the faint-hearted. Most of the northern drop from the col appear to be sheer cliffs, but if you aim for the northwestern end of the col, careful descent (without needing a rope) is possible underneath the crag at L804 529 E (marked on the Harvey map). As you head north into the valley, a glance over your shoulder reveals the daunting wall you've somehow managed to descend. The picture shows the view over to Knockpasheemore from the western slopes of Binn an tSaighdiúra, taken near Mám na bhFonsaí. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/185/comment/2535/
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Carrot Ridge - a tasty route on Binn an tSaigdiúr .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Binn an tSaighdiúra)
 
Binn an tSaighdiura lies just a 5 minute walk fro .. by mreeyore   (Show all for Binn an tSaighdiúra)
 
While going around the Derryclare Horseshoe you c .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn an tSaighdiúra)
 
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