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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
Place visited by 240 members. Recently by: sophpow, aifric_n04, ilenia, supersullivan, Wildrover, AnthonyN, seamaspeineas, martin_kubov, msammon, Toxsic, AdventureJunky, maryt, Gus, IainT, Lauranna
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Longitude: -9.914704, Latitude: 53.54819 , Easting: 73138, Northing: 257049 Prominence: 277m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 473115 757067,   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 757th highest place in Ireland.

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New Comment: A nice hike on a well managed trail
by sophpow  11 Sep 2017
We took to Diamond Hill on a fine Wednesday in mid September, and even for a mid week mid morning hike, the route was busy with walkers. The hill is excellently managed, and makes for a manageable hike for most fitness levels, with a boardwalk and good path most of the way up, but slower progress near the top with a steep rocky climb to the summit. The one way walking system is great, as it prevents blockages and too much traffic on the trail, and there are some great views of the Connemara coastline, surrounding landscape, and a nice surprise of a view of Kylemore Abbey and Loch, which we had visited on the way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/comment/19716/
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