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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 271 members. Recently by: 40Shades, derekh, Iamcan, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, mgtrose, Fatman1967, lw24, Humpelman, Cobhclimber, benbulbinjoe, ckilm, Danger, jmes, johnstna
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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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I challenge anyone to look at this mountain and n .. by hazyview   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Elvis is Alive in Sligo
 
marymac on Benbulbin, 2009
by marymac  5 Jul 2009
On the 4th of July I was on Benbulbin, and being a Yank, was wondering how to mark Indepedence Day. I met a bunch of people from Donegal, one of whom whipped out the Stars and Stripes. I wasn't aware Barack had altered the layout. Who needs fireworks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/3905/
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Wow ! Where am I? .. by camlinramblers   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Southern Gully .. by swoop   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Safety First and... Enjoy! Mateusz Stepien, D .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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