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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 285 members. Recently by: Brambler, bryanmccabe, johncromie, guestuser, jasonmc, davsheen, PeakPaul, melohara, maryt, conormcbandon, amgall, IainT, Lauranna, Terry-Parker, 40Shades
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Longitude: -8.474196, Latitude: 54.364901 , Easting: 169226, Northing: 346352 Prominence: 61m,   Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 569182 846353,   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 485th highest summit in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Remarkable mountain, watch out for access. .. by group   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Access Problems, Wednesday 17 August 2011 .. by Wildcat   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Benbulbin (Climbed Sunday 13th) Started walk at G .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Taken some 20 minutes after dawn, Benbulbin's dis .. by simon3   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Thursday 29.05.2008 a beautifull sunny day I deci .. by donieg   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Fairy Road near Ballintrillick
 
tightropetom on Benbulbin, 2008
by tightropetom  26 Mar 2008
If you follow emchugh's route you may have missed out on a golden opportunity! There is a 'fairy' road on the way to the ascent route. On this, you will experience a very strange phenomenon whereby you drive 'down' a hill. You then put your car in neutral and then your car will proceed to roll backwards 'up' the hill. I kid you not! Just after the waterworks you are facing towards Benwiskin. The next right turn brings you face to face with the Dartry mountains proper (see picture). At this point you should stop your car to get your bearings. In front of you is a minor incline that appears to go downhill. Drive along here until just before the last bush on your left (about 10 yards after the bush there is a tiny grassy pathway going off to the left perpendicular to the road). In the picture the bushes on the left are clearly visible. Stop the car and put it into neutral - you will be shocked as your car moves backwards! If the car doesn't move you've gone too far. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/3022/
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