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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
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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 482nd highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Geronimo on Benbulbin, 2009
by Geronimo  8 Oct 2009
The Sligo Champion of September 22nd 2009 reports a stand-off between landowner Bull McSharry and wlakers on Benbulben has been resolved. I am sure walkers will give a huge sigh of relief after 17 years of confrontation. What a shame it's not Spring. Geronimo.
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