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Binn Mhairg Mountain (Ir. Binn Mhairg [TR], 'peak of woe') Galway County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 612m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L90254 52026 This summit has been logged as climbed by 179 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, Peter Walker, IainT, Martinpeak, SFlaherty, Rory87, Cathal-Kelly, ericjones, roscorrocket, David-Guenot, muddyboots, eieio, PeteBog, PeakPaul, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -9.654846, Latitude: 53.506951 , Easting: 90254, Northing: 252026 Prominence: 15m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 490228 752048,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnMhrg, 10 char: Bin Mhairg
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Has been called Slievenaroy.   Binn Mhairg is the 262nd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhairg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Binn Mhairgh extends north from the main Maamturks ridge
 
Hill of Woe woefully overlooked?
Short Summary created by wicklore,  8 Aug 2011
Binn Mhairg or ‘Peak of Woe’ has a slightly off-line location. Situated as it is at the end of a ridge extending 500 metres north from Binn Chaonaigh, it is just that bit too isolated to attract many walkers traversing the main Maamturks ridge. However it is well worth the detour to take in the exceptional views across a huge corrie to the Binn idir an dà Log massif.

Binn Mhairg can be reached from Maumeen, the col between Binn Mhòr and Binn Chaonaigh. The upper levels of these mountains are pure quartzite, so good footwear is needed to walk on the fields of shattered stone and narrow trails carved out by countless boots. The approach from Maumeen can be started from the car park at L893 495 A. From the car park it is a climb of 150 metres up to the col. Follow the good track up to the col, where there is a Chapel and Holy Well. Turn left to climb 400 metres up to Binn Chaonaigh over initial steep grassy slopes and then shattered rock. Care is needed throughout the walk as some sections are steep. From Binn Chaonaigh head NNE for 500 metres, dropping slightly before climbing to the small summit of Binn Mhairg.

Any walk in the Maamturks should be undertaken with care as there are few escape options if bad weather descends or you get tired. Good navigation is required as there are steep drops and cliffs waiting to greet those who lose their route. The walk from Binn Chaonaigh to Binn Mhairgh is over rough rock and stones, so good footwear is essential. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/252/comment/5012/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhairg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Towards Beinn Idir
Worth the extra effort
by ColinCallanan  20 Jun 2015
Well worth the extra bit of walking. Beautiful views from the top as we made the most of the fantastic June weather. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/252/comment/18141/
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csd on Binn Mhairg, 2003
by csd  31 Mar 2003
Didn't bother with Binn Mhairg (I was in a group of 14 and not all were keen on the detour!), but it's a simple trot down the ridge from Binn Chaonaigh. Photo shows this ridge, with Binn Mhairg on the left. Taken from Binn idir an Dá Log SE top (pt 659). Binn Mhór et al are visible in the background (29.03.2003) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/252/comment/407/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhairg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Mhairg from the Col
aburden on Binn Mhairg, 2009
by aburden  8 Feb 2009
07/02/09 - The Coum between Binn Caoinigh/Mhairg and Binn idir da log SE . Mhairg is the rocky outcrop in shade right of centre. Pic also has Binn idir da log summit. 10Mb version available. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/252/comment/3567/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhairg in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: The view NW from the summit of Binn Mhairg.
 
csd on Binn Mhairg, 2010
by csd  21 Mar 2010
Seven years later, I finally made it down those last 450 metres or so to Binn Mhairg's summit. As I suspected, it's an easy walk down from Binn Chaonaigh, with just a little steep pull at the end to give you pause for thought and to justify its 15 metre prominence figure. It's worth taking the detour if you're doing the central Maamturks ridge walk, as it gives you a slightly different perspective on Binn Idir an dá Log. I'm not sure why it's called 'peak of woe', though! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/252/comment/4524/
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