Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Users Online:
markmjcampion, simon3, keith_flynn, DoctorK
Guests online: 124
Recent Contributions

Rosgalliv Hill: Coastal Hill

in yer pants ....

Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill

Spanish Sierra Nevada: Mulahacen

Gubacarrigan: Coastal Hill

Lanigans Ball and the Slieve Mish Mountains

Change to Local 100

Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill

Le Taillon via la Brèche de Roland

Spanish Sierra Nevada: La Alcazaba

Claggan Hill: Coastal Hill

Go easy on Gates

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
Bencorrbeg Mountain Binn an Choire Bhig A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn an Choire Bhig [OSI], 'peak of the little corrie') Galway County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 577m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81650 53297
Place visited by 133 members. Recently by: tagoona, Wildrover, mdoc1969, shaunkelly, Cobhclimber, Cathal-Kelly, melohara, IainT, Caoilfionn, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, peter1, Rory87, DenisMc
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.784938, Latitude: 53.516483 , Easting: 81650, Northing: 253297 Prominence: 42m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 481626 753316,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bncrbg, 10 char: Bencorrbeg
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The Carrot Ridge (Meacan Buí) is an obvious nose of rock rising from Gleninagh towards Bencorrbeg. It is graded diff. and is 275m long. Tim Robinson's remark that the English name is a mistranslation is, uncharacteristically, off the mark. In fact it is a climber's name rather than a local name. It was named the Carrot Ridge by Joss Lynam and Liam Ó Réagain who believed they were completing the first ascent in the 1949. (In fact, they later learned that some Cambridge students had already climbed it in 1933.) Joss asked Liam what the Irish for carrot was, and Liam replied meacan buí. This is a perfectly good translation for the Eng. word 'carrot' and is listed in Dinneen's Dictionary.   Bencorrbeg is the 345th highest place in Ireland. Bencorrbeg is the most easterly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/?PHPSESSID=p5s7it2cl63vrm7f3m8ka05ud6
COMMENTS for Bencorrbeg << Prev page 1 2
Went up Bencorrbeg on a fine July day, as the fir .. by smcbr   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
 
conorob on Bencorrbeg, 2005
by conorob  19 Jun 2005
Should thhis mountain not be called by its correct name "Binn an Choire Bhig" as it is in the Gaeltacht. The Irish name means something, the English version does not. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/1768/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
2nd Feb 2009 From Glen Inagh morraine .. by aburden   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
 
Working hard for your lunch... .. by peter1   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
 
COMMENTS for Bencorrbeg << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Bencorrbeg.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here
MountainViews.ie Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1200 Contributors.