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BencorrbegMountainBinn an Choire Bhig A name in Irish (Ir. Binn an Choire Bhig [OSI], 'peak of the little corrie')GalwayCounty, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock
Height:577mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid 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.)
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=c94enf29h1atrnlu669kbh47t0