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Benbulbin Mountain Binn Ghulbain A name in Irish
also Benbulben an extra name in English
(Ir. Binn Ghulbain [GE], 'Gulban’s peak' or 'jaw-shaped peak') Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G69226 46352 This summit has been logged as climbed by 274 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, Terry-Parker, 40Shades, derekh, Iamcan, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, mgtrose, Fatman1967, lw24, Humpelman, Cobhclimber, benbulbinjoe, ckilm
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Longitude: -8.474211, Latitude: 54.364892 , Easting: 169226, Northing: 346352 Prominence: 61m,   Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 569181 846352,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnblbn, 10 char: Benbulbin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Benbulbin, with its limestone escarpment resembling the prow of a ship, is one of the most recognisable Irish mountains. It is also steeped in legend. It takes its name from Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine hostages, who was fostered here. Fionn Mac Cumhaill finds his son Oisín naked under a rowan tree on Benbulben, having not seen him for seven years. It is also the spot where Diarmuid Ó Duibhne is finally killed by a boar, after he and Gráinne have been pursued for many years throughout Ireland by Fionn. Sometimes spelt Benbulben.   Benbulbin is the 484th highest summit in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Benbulbin 05-09-2005, Ordnance Survey Map Discove .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Benbulbin)
A teenager’s awakening on Benbulbin… .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Benbulbin)
Dan on Benbulbin, 2010
by Dan  1 Feb 2010
The two routes that I have used when going up benbulben are using the path starting at G684 451 C and if you're up for a longer walk using another path beginning at G704 426 D. Theres no problem with access here, but I'm not too sure about approaching from the north side. The summit itself is fairly featureless, but the reward here is to head north from the trig point until you meet the cliffs, then follow them west right to the western tip of the plateau. The cliffs are impressive and the view is great.
Updated - It is also possible to approach the mountain from the north side. There are a lot of cliffs on the north side of the mountain, but if you head to the east side of the these cliffs, the mountain can be climbed from there. It is much steeper here than on the south side, so is more demanding, but at the same time, much more rewarding. Take the road into the valley from Grange, and park at the end of the road and walk from here. If it's snowy, this is the best side to climb, as it is in shade all winter, and the snow will last much longer here than on the south facing slope Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/1286/
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This is a rather lengthy way to reach the top of .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbulbin)
Climbed on Tuesday 26th May 09. Followed emchugh' .. by Geo   (Show all for Benbulbin)
The Sligo Champion of September 22nd 2009 reports .. by Geronimo   (Show all for Benbulbin)
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