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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
Height:442mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37Grid Reference: L73138 57049This summit has been logged as climbed by 228 members. Recently by: Gus, IainT, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, JustinCase1, lw24, Humpelman, tsheehy, Aciddrinker, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, TommyV, camellia, JoannaS, brianmccrossan I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/