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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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Remarkable mountain, watch out for access. .. by group   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Access Problems, Wednesday 17 August 2011
by Wildcat  19 May 2015
The corrected route still starts at grid reference G684 451. Note that parking is difficult and junctions, lanes and farm entrances must be left clear so tractors and trailers can get access. There is really only space for one car close to this point. From here, follow the surfaced road about 20m to the north-east (direction Benbulbin Farm). The Benbulbin Farm road then turns right (south-east) - from the bend in the surfaced road, continue straight on (north-east) on an unsurfaced track (a lane between trees) as far as a gate. Go through the gate then continue on this lane for about 300m north-east to the point where it bends to the right (east) - there's a gate on the left (grid reference G685 453 C) which leads to the rough grazing north of the lane without any problems. (Please note, the lane dead ends 400m to the east at a gate bristling with metalwork, barbed wire and a 'no trespassing' sign.) From the gate at G685 453 C, head gradually uphill keeping to the right, gradually getting further north of the lane and steadily closer to the LEFT bank of the small river gully mentioned in the summary. Ascend steep grassy slopes east of some trees but north-west of the gully and find a path that zig-zags through a narrow rock band to reach the reedy slopes above. Continue uphill and somewhat to the left, across boggy grassland, to reach the summit trig pillar. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/6485/
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Benbulbin (Climbed Sunday 13th) Started walk at G .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Taken some 20 minutes after dawn, Benbulbin's dis .. by simon3   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Thursday 29.05.2008 a beautifull sunny day I deci .. by donieg   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
If you follow emchugh's route you may have missed .. by tightropetom   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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