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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: -8.474211, 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 484th highest summit in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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I climbed Benbublin on a beauiful calm day in Jul .. by mcna   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
The top is large, flattish and surrounded by shee .. by mart   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Approach from the north. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
How to get there? 3 .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Icing Sugar on the Ridge
 
Icing Sugar
by swoop  3 May 2011
I took this photo back in Feb, a cold day we decided to walk up NE side of Benbulbin. A steep grass bank, took forever and crampons were needed. Close to the top we were forced to decend due to heavy cloud, which dropped into the valley within minutes. The temp also dropped dramatically when the cloud cover enveloped the mountain. This photo shows the rock formation that the North side of Benbulbin is famous for. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/6335/
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Barnaribbon Approach .. by swoop   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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