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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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Access Issues On Benbulben .. by pquinn572   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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by Bleck Cra  11 Jan 2011
pquinn and Benbulbin. Not being a regular visitor to these parts, I am cautious about confirming but have certainly heard rumours and also experienced that access to this hill is not the best.
A couple of years back, reasonably familiar with these rumours, I joined a Charity team walk for a day on Benbulbin, A very good bunch but ponderously slow, which I am not, so coming off I OKed it with the leader that I just let out and run off the hill ahead of them. I don’t know if you are familiar with the sensation of someone fixing you with crosshairs of a high power rifle (we’re kind of used to it in the north) but I knew that was defo going on from somewhere between me and the road. Anyway I was down and preening myself, when the team appeared simultaneously with a landowner fit to explode with rage and berated the whole lot of them. This is a man who has had a bad experience with walkers or perhaps his Mammy didn’t hug him enough. I believe he has reared his unsightly head many times after this. Eff me pquinn – you couldn’t get sixpence for a blackface ewe nowadays. If we trampled his fence down and they all got out he’d prob be better off. So …. that is my story. The hill is interesting and I enjoyed it but I shan’t be back – which means Devil Anse Hatfield and I both win. If you have crested her once and survived perhaps you should quit while you are ahead. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/6195/
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A tough walk but well worth the view - 17th of Ju .. by Fatman1967   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
I have nothing useful to add about any ascent rou .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Route we climbed was relatively easy going on a d .. by emchugh   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
I climbed Benbublin on a beauiful calm day in Jul .. by mcna   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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