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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 254 members. Recently by: hilde, eflanaga, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, salford7, Martinpeak, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, JMarc, Cathal-Kelly, JoannaS, Hilldweller, Danger, Podgemus
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Longitude: -9.845307, Latitude: 53.481796 , Easting: 77546, Northing: 249537 Prominence: 62m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 477522 749559,   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 344th highest summit 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)
 
Benlettery from Bengower. This picture hints at .. by simon3   (Show all for Benlettery)
 
Climbed this on 15.02.2003. Parked at the car par .. by csd   (Show all for Benlettery)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benlettery in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
A good start to the twelve
by shaneanddearbh  1 Aug 2015
Beautiful mountain, took the long way around, parking the car at the hostel and walked a couple of kilometres around into the valley before climbing to the coll and then to the summit. It looks like there is space beside the main road a little past the hostel that would cut out some of the walk and just climb a more direct route up the valley. Its a little boggy in parts but overall it is fine and this was after a few weeks of rain! Upon entering the valley the sound of road drops off and it is really peaceful. I was expecting to meet more people on this one but it was relatively isolated. Once you reach the coll the climb to the summit is quiet easy. Best part of 2 hours on the ascent and an hour back down. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/315/comment/18219/
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