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Diamond Hill Hill Binn Ghuaire A name in Irish
also Bengooria an extra name in English
(Ir. Binn Ghuaire [TR], 'Guaire's peak') Galway County, in Carn List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 442m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L73138 57049 This summit has been logged as climbed by 229 members. Recently by: maryt, Gus, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, JustinCase1, lw24, Humpelman, tsheehy, Aciddrinker, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, TommyV, camellia, JoannaS
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Longitude: -9.914705, Latitude: 53.548208 , Easting: 73138, Northing: 257049 Prominence: 277m,   Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 473115 757069,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DmndHl, 10 char: DmndHil
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

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 760th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Ghuaire in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Path leading to halfway point on Diamond Hill
 
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
by shaneanddearbh  13 Jan 2013
We climbed Diamond Hill on a fine January Saturday morning. Three amateur's and two enthusiastic children made it up to the summit in about 1 hour and twenty minutes. The facilities at the visitor center were very good, with toilets, picnic area, cafe and car park, all free. The paths are well sign posted and the boarded walkways over the boggy areas are convenient for newbies like ourselves. I am sure the purists would not be happy but maybe they have spent too long with their heads in the clouds :) The last stretch is more difficult in places but generally the steps up are a great help. The weather was fantastic and the views are unbelievable. You will have a great view into the Bens, over looking Kylemore lake and Abbey, Letterfrack, Tully Mountain in the background and the glistening sea could not be beaten. I would recommend this climb to all, a mountain for the people. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/comment/14902/
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Excellent ratio of reward to effort .. by hibby   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
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The first peak in Ireland I have climbed up on 18 .. by katekat   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
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