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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)
Bencorrbeg was the first stop on our Gleninagh ho .. by csd   (Show all for Bencorrbeg)
aidand on Bencorrbeg, 2008
by aidand  13 Oct 2008
We did the Gleninagh Circuit on a fine October day. We finished with Binncorrbeg and descended down the north side to the valley below. In good weather it was okay but time consuming at the end of a long day. David Herman suggests the circuit should take 6.25 hours, it took us 8.5. Definitely a route for a fine summers day when you won't be under time pressure. Views are excellent, route is well worth doing but make sure you have no inexperienced/unfit people with you. Avoid in bad weather - the route finding will be very tricky and you will miss the wonderful views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/3380/
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