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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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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)
How to get there? 1 .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin)
joemurray110277 on Benbulbin, 2007
by joemurray110277  23 Nov 2007
Just moved to sligo this summer and have been admiring benbulbin for ages when I woke up to clear blue skies on a cold november morning so I thought what the hell give it a go. I followed emchugh directions and they were fairly accurate. One piece of advice, don't bring the dog, when we finally got up to the plateau the little git decided to run halfway down the mountain and chase a flock of sheep all the way round to the western slopes. Anyway after over an hour of not enjoying the spectacular views or taking the obligatory photo on the summit but instead pannicking that he had either a) eaten a load of mutton, b) chased the flock over a cliff like a load of lemmings or c) taken a digger himself. He finally came bounding up the hill looking a little worse for wear. So aprt from that a fun day out for all the family Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/2911/
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