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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 288 members. Recently by: murphysw, ColinCallanan, sharonporter, Brambler, bryanmccabe, johncromie, guestuser, jasonmc, davsheen, PeakPaul, melohara, maryt, conormcbandon, amgall, IainT
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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 485th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Just moved to sligo this summer and have been adm .. by joemurray110277   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
hazyview on Benbulbin, 2008
by hazyview  15 Sep 2008
I challenge anyone to look at this mountain and not want to climb it! Best approached from the “sharp” end (off the N15). A number of different rough pathways. Views of the coast and countryside from the summit are unforgettable. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/3315/
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On the 4th of July I was on Benbulbin, and being .. by marymac   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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