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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 278 members. Recently by: melohara, maryt, conormcbandon, amgall, IainT, Lauranna, Terry-Parker, 40Shades, derekh, Iamcan, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, mgtrose, Fatman1967, lw24
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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 482nd 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)
 
Icing Sugar .. by swoop   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: On the Nose - Western Edge
 
Barnaribbon Approach
by swoop  9 May 2011
Myself and Zocolco had a 6 hours trek yesterday of Benbulbin , starting at south side gully, normal Grid Ref = G 689 45310 digit Grid Ref = G 68937 45368 D , Latitude = 54.35596 (north), Longitude = -8.47784 (west) Latitude = 54°21'21" (north) , Longitude = 8°28'40" (west) ,Tetrad = G64X star at : 210m . Climb to summit was not difficult , and amounts to no more than a steep hill walk. We proceeded to take in the northen ridges as far as valley before Benwiskin. What surprised us was the high winds on the southwest face, incredibly strong, and strolling the edge was not an option. This also made our return journey harder , so we decided to proceed towards Kings along the North east side of montain, very steep grass bank , but walking was easy along path. Apart from high winds ,the views are amazing , and the table top is expansive.
All in all , a long but easy trekking day. Started at 4.15pm , and arrived back to car at 9.50pm , still plenty of light. Lesson for the day, clam breeze at bottom doesnt always make for same at top!! Benbulbin aka Windy City. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/6343/
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