Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
Users Online:
Barry
Guests online: 133
Recent Contributions

Only 2 weeks to go

Westaston Hill: The top?

Wild SE Inishmore

Barranisky: Barniskea or Barniskey

Gubacarrigan: Coastal Hill

Pic d'Anie

Rosgalliv Hill: Coastal Hill

Pic et Lacs d'Ayous

a man's word

Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill

Pic des Trois Seigneurs

Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
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
I have visited this place: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/?PHPSESSID=cn0b8po9244nugs83s6q3kigi3
COMMENTS for Benbulbin << Prev page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next page >>
Access Road blocked - Lukes Bridge .. by NeverAgain1985   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
If Its Good Enough For Yeats... .. by Aidy   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
 
mati on Benbulbin, 2007
by mati  26 Apr 2007
How to get there? 2 Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/2673/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
sunny but windy and lots of looovely views. .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
How to get there? 1 .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Access Update, April 2017 .. by murphysw   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
COMMENTS for Benbulbin << Prev page 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Benbulbin.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here
MountainViews.ie Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1200 Contributors.