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Benlettery Mountain Binn Leitrí A name in Irish
also Bendouglas an extra name in English
(Ir. Binn Leitrí [TR], 'peak of the wet hillsides') Galway County, in Arderin List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 577m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L77546 49537
Place visited by 257 members. Recently by: clacon, Dean, guestuser, hilde, eflanaga, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, JMarc, Cathal-Kelly, JoannaS
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Longitude: -9.845263, Latitude: 53.481824 , Easting: 77546, Northing: 249537 Prominence: 62m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 477525 749562,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnltry, 10 char: Benlettery
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The townland of Lettery (Leitrí, 'wet hillsides') is on the S slopes of this mountain. The alternative name Bindowglass or Bendouglas (Binn Dúghlais, 'peak of the black stream') is recorded as early as 1684 by Roderic O'Flaherty. Note that both names refer to the wet state of the mountain. O'Flaherty mentions a pool of water on the summit which turns the hair white of anyone who washes in it. In the days before accurate measurements of altitude, he erroneously believed that Bindowglass was the highest of the Twelve Bens and was two miles high. This misconception was corrected by James Hardiman, who edited O'Flaherty's work in 1846, aware that the Ordnance Survey had found that Ben Corr and Ben Bawn exceed it in height by several hundred feet (O'Flaherty, 107).   Benlettery is the 343rd highest place in Ireland. Benlettery is the most southerly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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Most southerly Ben is a beautiful, rugged summit .. by group   (Show all for Benlettery)
 
Clear view above the cloud .. by Onzy   (Show all for Benlettery)
 
A good start to the twelve .. by shaneanddearbh   (Show all for Benlettery)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benlettery in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Benlettery, 2004
by simon3  27 Jun 2004
Benlettery from Bengower. This picture hints at the fine view available south described by Joss Lynam [The Mountains of Connemara – 1988] as “.. the fantastic land and water jigsaw of South Connemara” Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/315/comment/1004/
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Climbed this on 15.02.2003. Parked at the car par .. by csd   (Show all for Benlettery)
 
Park on section of disused road next to Benletter .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benlettery)
 
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