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Benfree Mountain Binn Fraoigh A name in Irish
also Luggatarriff an extra name in English
(Ir. Binn Fraoigh [TR], 'peak of heather') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Aluminous schists, hornblendic rocks Bedrock

Height: 638m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L77758 54412
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Longitude: -9.844015, Latitude: 53.525641 , Easting: 77758, Northing: 254412 Prominence: 48m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 477734 754435,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benfre, 10 char: Benfree
Bedrock type: Aluminous schists, hornblendic rocks, (Barnanoraun Schist Formation)

On the Discovery map this peak is marked as Luggatarriff, a name meaning 'hollow of the bull' which probably applies to a hollow on the slopes of Benfree.   Binn Fraoigh is the 223rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Fraoigh in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Benfree as seen from Benbaun
 
Ascent via Benbaun
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Jun 2014
Usually done in conjunction with other summits to west or east. Parking on road at L817566 A, approx. 2km north of Lough Inagh. Proceed 1km SW directly up minor top called Knockpasheemore, steepish ascent mostly over short grass. From this top, continue SW for 3km first across grass, the terrain becoming increasingly rocky and steep as you ascend Benbaun. From here turn NW, descending into col after 500m. Turning in a slightly more westerly directing, the ascent of 500m to the summit is fairy gentle across mostly grassy terrain. Summit marked by a small cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/216/comment/4976/
 
Owenglin Valley .. by Geansai   (Show all for Binn Fraoigh)
 
Benfree – Living in the Shadow of its Big Brother .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Binn Fraoigh)
 
This panoramic picture shows Binn Fraoigh, left, .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Fraoigh)
 
Benfree on 28.12.2003, seen from closer to the su .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Fraoigh)
 
Benfree seen from Benbaun. .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binn Fraoigh)
 
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