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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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Shapely outlier of the 12 Bens .. by group   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
Descending the north face .. by wicklore   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
I spent a thoroughly enjoyable August day (2003) .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
A view of Binn Choire Bhig from Gleninagh. The C .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bencorrbeg in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn of Bencorr, with Binn an tSaighdura and the two Bin Corrs behind.
csd on Bencorrbeg, 2006
by csd  6 Nov 2006
Bencorrbeg was the first stop on our Gleninagh horseshoe. We parked at an abandoned house on the laneway that leads off the R344 at the 25 metre spot height marked on the Harvey map, then followed the lane into the valley towards the point marked Stone Row. Crossing the river at L 816 550 C, we headed directly south towards Bencorrbeg.
The northern approach to the summit is steep but manageable, with some gentle scrambling as you near the summit. Magnificent views await, as well as a nice sheltered area near the cairn, which makes a nice spot for lunch.
Next stop on the horseshoe route was Binn an tSaighdura. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/2534/
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We did the Gleninagh Circuit on a fine October da .. by aidand   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
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