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Breifne Area   Cuilcagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,
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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
Place visited by 105 members. Recently by: IndyMan, simon3, osullivanm, feargalf, GoldCircle, supersullivan, Sweeney, PeakPaul, Lauranna, peter1, lw24, aidand, Cobhclimber, Teresa-ms, Wilderness
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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 447th highest place in Ireland. Benbeg is the second highest point in county Cavan.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbeg in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Benbeg and Cuilcagh in the Background
 
Is it worth the risk?
by glenlecky  4 Sep 2010
Walked up Cuilcagh along the way marked route from the Cuilcagh Mountain Park car park on 31/08/2010. The day was good so I went on south to Benbeg where I found this new looking cairn, not mentioned previously. There were no other rocks around the summit.

I didn't examine it too closely in case I knocked it over and cursed my family or something. They have a hard enough time having a father who believes in fairies! I made a hasty retreat back to Cuilcagh and the carpark where I found my car had a puncture...
Is Benbeg now off limits because of mystical forces?

Suggestions please
(On the origins of the Cairn, not how to fix a puncture) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/378/comment/6081/
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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)
 
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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