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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 place has been logged as visited by 287 members. Recently by: ColinCallanan, sharonporter, Brambler, bryanmccabe, johncromie, guestuser, jasonmc, davsheen, PeakPaul, melohara, maryt, conormcbandon, amgall, IainT, Lauranna
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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 summit in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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A tough walk but well worth the view - 17th of Ju .. by Fatman1967   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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mcna on Benbulbin, 2005
by mcna  24 Aug 2005
I climbed Benbublin on a beauiful calm day in July this year. We followed the forementioned gully to the flat summit but we walked across the boggy ground for about an hour or so to the trig point and then continued a bit more right to the corner of the mountain you can see from the road. the views were spectactular with amazing views over to slieve league. This mountain has been a soft spot of mine for many years so when I finally got to the summit on a fine day it was breath taking. It took about 3 and a half hours to the ridge from where the car was parked and about 2 hours back again (no stopping). the only downside was a heavy rain and dark clouds about half way up. It's very isolated at the top and I would be sure you had a good sense of your direction on the way across the summit. I wouldn't be experienced enough to do it on my own. But if views are your thing, this has to be one of the best in Sligo and surrounding area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/1910/
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