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Maumonght SW Top Hill Binn Bhreac A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhreac [TR], 'speckled peak') Galway County, in no lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 454m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L74424 53405 This summit has been logged as climbed by 50 members. Recently by: IainT, strangeweaver, aidand, ColinCallanan, markmjcampion, Podgemus, trevorf, Peter Walker, Wilderness, eugeneryan959, scapania, garrettd, simoburn, Onzy, melohara
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.893854, Latitude: 53.515804 , Easting: 74424, Northing: 253405 Prominence: 29m,   Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 474401 753427,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MmngSW, 10 char: MmnghtSWTp
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Binn Bhreac is the 718th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/608/
COMMENTS for Binn Bhreac 1 of 1
Simple ascent from SW .. by group   (Show all for Binn Bhreac)
From Cregg Hill .. by markwallace   (Show all for Binn Bhreac)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhreac in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Bin Bhreac from Roundstone Bog.
simon3 on Binn Bhreac, 2008
by simon3  1 Jan 2008
Binn Bhreac is probably the sort of peak that you will not specifically search out. It's boggy uncairned top is hardly a match for some of the interesting places nearby such as Bencullagh or even Maumonght.

You might even think that it's borderline as having enough height drop to qualify as a separate top. However according to OSI Trail Master the connecting ridge between it and Maumonght drops to 421m which would make its prominence (33m) just enough to qualify.

So it's probable that you will be incorporating this top in some larger circuit, however if you specifically want to get to it, it's easy enough to reach from various sides. From the west the road to Cregg hill would be a good place to start or from the forestry entrance at L74395130 C. If you are completing a circuit on it, know that it's around 750m from Maumonght and if you are coming that way be aware that route for the first 300 or 400m isn't so obvious in poor visibility - there is a sharp drop over a scree run at one point which could easily be confused for being off route.

Our photo shows the top taken from Roundstone Bog with some fortuitous mist behind it as a backdrop. It's much the same view as you get from Roundstone Harbour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/608/comment/2931/
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Start for Owenglin circuit .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Binn Bhreac)
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