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Diamond HillHillBinn Ghuaire A name in Irish also Bengooria an extra name in English (Ir. Binn Ghuaire [TR], 'Guaire's peak')GalwayCounty, in Carn List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock
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This is the westernmost peak of the Twelve Bens. On the north-west of Ballynahinsy [Ballynahinch], are the twelve high mountaines of Bennabeola, called by marriners the twelve stakes [i.e. stacks], being the first land they discover as they come from the maine (O'Flaherty, 106-07). Guaire Aidne was a king of Connacht. His name was a by-word for hospitality and generosity. He was known as ‘Guaire of the extended hand’. He is the title character in W.B. Yeats’ play, ‘The King’s Threshold’. He is also associated with Dún Guaire, a castle near Kinvara. Bengooria is an anglicised form of Binn Ghuaire. Oddly enough, the Discovery map shows the name Benhoowirra on the western slopes, which appears to be an alternative anglicisation of the same name.
Binn Ghuaire is the 696th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/