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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 300 members. Recently by: mickdylan, hgboyle, PaulNolan, Reeks2011, NICKY, NualaMc, Sao, tommyclarke, Schweppee, supersullivan, AntrimRambler, Aciddrinker, murphysw, ColinCallanan, sharonporter
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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 456th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Access Road blocked - Lukes Bridge .. by NeverAgain1985   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
If Its Good Enough For Yeats... .. by Aidy   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
How to get there? 2 .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
sunny but windy and lots of looovely views. .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Benwiskin viewed from northern slope of Benbulbin
 
Access Update, April 2017
by murphysw  3 May 2017
We went to climb Benbulbin last Saturday, April 29th, planning to do it from the south side beside Belbulbin farm B&B, at Grid reference G684 451 A. There is a now a sign at the start of the laneway stating 'Landowner Access Only', and with a series of other warnings on it such as 'This is not a playground'. Its a properly printed sign, not just a scribbled effort, so someone has gone to a lot of trouble. We drove around to Lukes Bridge instead. It seems to be a different story here. Lukes Bridge is well sign posted from the main road, and there is plenty of parking at the bridge itself. There is also parking for a couple of cars further up the track at the concrete bridge and there were other walkers getting ready here. There was also a farmer moving sheep and he didn't object to anybody's presence. Coming back from the walk we bumped into another farmer driving up to the concrete bridge and he waved at us, didn't seem to mind walkers in the area. The walk itself was excellent, up the steep grassy nothern slope of the mountain (needs care, especially if wet), once you leave the farm tracks after the concrete bridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/18906/
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