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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)
(Climbed March 28th) Started walk from Altachulli .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbeg)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbeg in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Scree slope and fence that we followed to summit
mcna on Benbeg, 2007
by mcna  29 May 2007
Benbeg was our starting point for Cuilcagh and reached it through the village of Swanlinbar, taking the first right as you come into the village from Enniskillen direction. Drove past the view point fore mentioned and took the first minor road on the right (opposite a house) and parked up beside the derelict farm house down the road. Here we met the local farmer and had a great chat with him about routes, weather and the world in general – lovely man and very helpful! Walked on up the road and through the gate at the end – a few hundred metres up the road was another gate into the forest (well more like a tree graveyard as very few trees survived the clutches of the lumberjack!) We followed the track round and up hill to a stile that led up hill. This was difficult ground – steep, lots of small, deep streams and cut down trees and branches that had moss growing over them. This slowed us down but when we emerged from the trees we had a very short, steep walk to a flatter grass area. Beautiful views opened up and we were just beside the steep scree slope of Benbeg. From here on there is a light track. I would seriously recommend crossing the fence at this point as you would be teetering on the brink of the scree slope otherwise. Took us a few minutes to reach the summit which is undefined apart from a few stones (I counted 5) build up there - someone is trying to start a cairn I think! Sat down for a brew at this point and savoured the magnificent views to the south on a beautiful, clear afternoon – truly amazing scenery words can’t describe how fabulous it was to sit there in silence and see for 40 odd miles in front of you. If there was ever a reason to walk mountains this was it! And the best bit is it wasn’t even that difficult!! It took about an 1 hr 15 mins to this point. Again, as always I have difficulty picking just one picture – we continued on to Cuilcagh – see that report for the rest of the journey and the descent! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/378/comment/2715/
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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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