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Benglenisky Mountain Binn Ghleann Uisce A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Ghleann Uisce [OSI], 'peak of the glen of water') Galway County, in Arderin List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 516m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76616 50065
Place visited by 145 members. Recently by: Dean, juliewoods, Gus, IainT, Lauranna, eugeneryan959, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, Cathal-Kelly, JoannaS, Hilldweller, Peter Walker, millsd1, Geo, ColinCallanan
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Longitude: -9.85956, Latitude: 53.486329 , Easting: 76616, Northing: 250065 Prominence: 48m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 476590 750088,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnglns, 10 char: Bnglnsky
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Gleann Uisce, 'the glen of water', is on the SE side of this peak. On the NW side, in the townland of Barr na nÓrán, this hill is known as Binn Dubh or Cnoc Dubh. The distinctive green Connemara marble is worked in a quarry in Barr na nÓrán. The quarry was started by Thomas Martin in the 1820s [TR]. Walks: for a route to the summit, see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 146-50.   Benglenisky is the 517th highest place in Ireland. Benglenisky is the second most southerly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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Simple ascent from the west .. by group   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
A fine mountain standing proud at the south west .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benglenisky in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Benglenisky from the minor road to the west
 
A Twelve Bens taster
by madfrankie  12 Jul 2010
Benglenisky is a good choice of Twelve Ben if you only have the time or inclination to do one, and is easily approached from a minor road to the west.
At L75024990 B there is ample parking space on both sides of the road. We continued north along the road for a few minutes till we'd gone beyond the residue of farmed forestry. Stepping off the road, there's a level, but surprisingly wet section before the ground steepens. Plenty of rocky bands on the way up, but these are all easily bypassed.
As the slopes level out, there's a confusing plethora of cairns that could, in mist, be mistaken for the summit which lies a few hundred meters further east. The views from the summit are wonderful - the gnarled rocky wilderness of mountain to the east and the lough-speckled moorland stretching westwards to the ocean. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/420/comment/5937/
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I approached from the west, via the narrow road t .. by csd   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
Binn Gleann Uisce is probably one of the most dul .. by mreeyore   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
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