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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 126 members. Recently by: IainT, Caoilfionn, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, peter1, Rory87, DenisMc, eoghancarton, seamaspeineas, simoburn, chalky, kakamaka17, CharlieFox, Wilderness
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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 343rd highest summit in Ireland. Bencorrbeg is the most easterly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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Went up Bencorrbeg on a fine July day, as the fir .. by smcbr   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
Should thhis mountain not be called by its correc .. by conorob   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
2nd Feb 2009 From Glen Inagh morraine .. by aburden   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bencorrbeg in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Bencorrbeg (L) and Binn an tSaighdiura (R)
Working hard for your lunch...
by peter1  3 Jul 2015
Climbed this with two friends on a very calm, humid and midge infested Wednesday in July. The midges even followed us to the summit! We continued on in cloud and rain to Binn an tSaighdiura and Bencollaghduff to descend to the car at the farm in Gleninagh (A). An excellent and tough day out. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/18167/
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