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Breifne Area   Cuilcagh Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A For all tops   Highest summit: Cuilcagh, 665m
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Benbeg Mountain Binn Bheag A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Binn Bheag [PDT], 'little peak') Cavan County, in Arderin List, Fine-grained sandstone, minor shale Bedrock

Height: 539m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26&27A Grid Reference: H12087 25426 This summit has been logged as climbed by 96 members. Recently by: peter1, lw24, aidand, Cobhclimber, Teresa-ms, Wilderness, Trailtrekker, hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, Aidy, eamonoc, TommyV, Wildrover, el_boyco, William-J
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Longitude: -7.815669, Latitude: 54.177702 , Easting: 212087, Northing: 325426 Prominence: 34m,   Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 612033 825431,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benbeg, 10 char: Benbeg
Bedrock type: Fine-grained sandstone, minor shale, (Briscloonagh Sandstone Formation)

See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (p. 175) for details of the festive assembly held on Donagh Sunday, the last Sunday in July, at the Black Rocks near Bellavally Gap.   Benbeg is the 448th highest summit in Ireland. Benbeg is the second highest point in county Cavan.

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Is it worth the risk? .. by glenlecky   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
Approach for the start of this one is through the .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
(Climbed March 28th) Started walk from Altachulli .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
Benbeg was our starting point for Cuilcagh and re .. by mcna   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbeg in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: On The Way Over From Cuilcagh
 
Avoid The Peat Hag Hell
by Aidy  22 Sep 2015
Approached from Cuilcagh (see comment for that mountain for first part of route), and the gloomy day meant I didn't see this area at its best. There was a wild feel to the place though, and on a good day, it looked like you could see for a huge distance down the midlands. The one thing I would recommend is, if coming from Cuilcagh, stay on the eastern side of the saddle, where although care is need in parts due to steep drops, you can avoid a hellishly torturous area of peat hags. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/378/comment/18323/
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Fine views of west Cavan highlands and Cavan lake .. by Absalon   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
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