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Maumturkmore Hill Binn Bhán A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhán [TR], 'white peak') Galway County, in Carn, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Marbles, metavolcanics, schists, grits Bedrock

Height: 488m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L85524 56842
Place visited by 80 members. Recently by: muschi, melohara, Podgemus, William-J, Lauranna, Dean, IainT, Martinpeak, Geo, millsd1, liz50, Rory87, PeakPaul, muddyboots, t.jay
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Longitude: -9.727862, Latitude: 53.549203 , Easting: 85524, Northing: 256842 Prominence: 133m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 485499 756864,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mmtrkm, 10 char: Mmtrkmr
Bedrock type: Marbles, metavolcanics, schists, grits, (Lakes Marble Formation)

There is a well in memorie of St. Fechin at Mam-tuirk (O'Flaherty, 121). This is the holy well marked at the col south of this peak. The col is Mám Toirc, 'pass of the boar', from which the whole range of mountains is named.   Binn Bhán is the 600th highest place in Ireland. Binn Bhán is the second most westerly summit in the Maamturks area.

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three5four0 on Binn Bhán, 2008
by three5four0  15 Jul 2008
Climbed Binn Bhan as a continuation Binn Bhriocan (Letterbreckaun) Traverse, on 12/7/08

We started from the car park on the R344, following the road to Tonawausa, before climbing up to the Maum Ochoige. From Croc na hUilleann, over Maumean, Binn Bhriocain, Binn Bhriocain's north east top to Mam Tuirc (one small rock step, before steep grass slopes to the col) without seeing another walker. We climbed up a sharp grassy slope, beside a fence, to quite a fine wee ridge running out to Binn Bhan. The weather had been fine and sunny, albeit with a strong breeze at the start of the day. It was here we met the only other walker we encountered on the hills that day. After several photos we descended by the Sruffaunbaun, where there appeared to be several small pieces of Limestone (pavement?) beside the river, including several holes to be avoided. Returned along the Western way & the road to the car park. There was high cirrus in the sky, which provide to be an accurate warning for the rain and mist on Bengorm the following day! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/491/comment/3221/
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A very rugged hill, distant from everything. .. by markwallace   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
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