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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 98 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, Lauranna, peter1, lw24, aidand, Cobhclimber, Teresa-ms, Wilderness, Trailtrekker, hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, Aidy, eamonoc, TommyV, Wildrover
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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbeg in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Benbeg from Altachullion Viewpoint
 
eflanaga on Benbeg, 2006
by eflanaga  4 May 2006
(Climbed March 28th) Started walk from Altachullion Viewpoint H137 241 in extremely wet and miserable conditions. Benbeg appeared relatively clear of cloud but Cuilcagh to the right and the Northern end of Benbrack Ridge (to the left) were heavily covered. After securing the car I returned the short distance to the R200 turning right and taking next lane to right. My intention was to follow the lane around and up to Commas Forest taking tracks through forest so as to emerge about 200m north-west of Benbeg summit. However, since I was late starting the walk and he weather was deteriorating I decided to take a more direct route detouring at first derelict building on the lane and bearing straight for the summit. Ground was fairly marshy given the recent heavy rain and prevailing wet conditions. Once through the ‘farmyard’ I veered right to a fence and bank when they come into view. This will take you to another fence within 400 metres of eastern cliff H122 255 B which itself is only a short distance from summit. Unfortunately, by the time I reached the summit the mist had descended leaving only a view of the forest and a disused quarry below the cliff. Since I wanted to take in Benbrack as well and there was precious little to be seen, I didn’t delay. Taking a bearing of 243 degrees SW I descended the 1.65K to the R200 at H106 246 C. It was here I made a fundamental and cardinal mapping error which resulted in the loss of more than an hour on the Benbrack leg of the trek (See Benbrack for report). Pic taken at end of walk when weather had improved! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/378/comment/2336/
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Benbeg was our starting point for Cuilcagh and re .. by mcna   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
Avoid The Peat Hag Hell .. by Aidy   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
Fine views of west Cavan highlands and Cavan lake .. by Absalon   (Show all for Benbeg)
 
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