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Benchoona Mountain Binn Chuanna A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Chuanna [OSI], possibly 'peak of Cuanna') Galway County, in Arderin List, Greywacke sandstone, siltstone, mudstone Bedrock

Height: 581m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76312 61673 This summit has been logged as climbed by 132 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, wwwalker, roscorrocket, trevorf, Aciddrinker, eoghancarton, HazelDoyle, conormcbandon, On-the-hills, David-Guenot, killyman1, polovirus, kakamaka17, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.868678, Latitude: 53.590487 , Easting: 76312, Northing: 261673 Prominence: 36m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 476289 761692,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnchn, 10 char: Benchoona
Bedrock type: Greywacke sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, (Lettergesh Formation)

Cuanna is probably a personal name. A townland nearby is named Tooreenacoona (Tuairín Uí Chuanna, 'O'Cooney's green') [TR]. Around noon, I reached the summit: a rough broken tableland of flat rocks, perhaps a quarter of an acre in area, and planed smooth by the old ice. There was a single small cairn, and on its top sat a horned sheep's skull. I picked up the skull, and as I did so water streamed from its ragged nose-holes in sudden liquid tusks, and ran on to my hand and up my sleeve. I put it back on the cairn top, having turned it so that it faced eastward and inland, looking over miles of empty land glinting with lakes, on which thousands of wild geese over-wintered each year. The sun came out, breaking fitfully through the clouds and warming my hands and face. Seawards, I looked across the intricate tasselwork of inlet and peninsula. Close at hand, sheets of mica scattered the sunshine, so that even the dry rocks shone in the light (Robert MacFarlane, The Wild Places, Granta, 2007). Walks: for a route from the NE, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 40-41.   Benchoona is the 334th highest summit in Ireland. Benchoona is the second most northerly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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Summit Plateau of broken Rock .. by group   (Show all for Benchoona)
I visited Benchoona on a route from Doughruagh an .. by simon3   (Show all for Benchoona)
The (eastern) cairn and view north from Benchoona .. by csd   (Show all for Benchoona)
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simon3 on Benchoona, 2003
by simon3  13 May 2003
Benchoona’s western-most summit, shown here, is slightly higher than the eastern-most. As is shown there are two cairns for some reason, one looking like it is being demolished. Views from here are superb on a good day. To the right, over the further cairn, is Inishturk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/310/comment/494/
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I parked at northern end of Lough Fee ,at start o .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benchoona)
Having parked at the top of the track between Lou .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Benchoona)
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