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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
Place visited by 298 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Reeks2011, NICKY, NualaMc, Sao, tommyclarke, Schweppee, supersullivan, AntrimRambler, Aciddrinker, murphysw, ColinCallanan, sharonporter, Brambler, bryanmccabe
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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 482nd highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Access Issues On Benbulben .. by pquinn572   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
PUT OFF .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
A tough walk but well worth the view - 17th of Ju .. by Fatman1967   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
 
skyehigh on Benbulbin, 2005
by skyehigh  26 Mar 2005
I have nothing useful to add about any ascent route, as I followed in the footsteps of emchugh. The visibility was so poor I did not risk a close examination of the precipices, but I was able to admire the northern scarp from below. More pics of this amazing mountain, please! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/1594/
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Route we climbed was relatively easy going on a d .. by emchugh   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
I climbed Benbublin on a beauiful calm day in Jul .. by mcna   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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