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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 485th 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)
 
A Twelve Bens taster .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
I approached from the west, via the narrow road t .. by csd   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
mreeyore on Benglenisky, 2004
by mreeyore  2 Feb 2004
Binn Gleann Uisce is probably one of the most dull of the Twelve Bens standing just a little apart from Binn Leitiri with little additional climb. It's peak is flat and meandering and barely a worth a visit unless you're just planning a short half day walk and want to take in a different route back to the start. For this I'd recommend starting from the Youth Hostel at Binn Leitiri and climbing Binn Leitiri, Binn Gabhar and then returning via Binn Gleann Uisce and the Clifden road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/420/comment/832/
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