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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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Shine Bright Like a Diamond .. by shaneanddearbh   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
Excellent ratio of reward to effort .. by hibby   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
With Diamond Hill / Binn Ghuaire having been clos .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
A Diamond among Bens
by Geo  9 Jun 2010
Lovely short walk while on hols in Connemara. Took about 2.5 hours to do the circuit from the National Park HQ in Letterfrack village up to the summit and return to the NP buildings. Unfortunately it was misty at the top today so I can't say just how good the views are, but from the occasional peek we got on the way up, I'm guessing this is a little gem well worth doing, even if the purists might not like the man-made path all the way to the top and over and back again. I would recommend for first-timers, or those wanting to try out hill-walking just for the amount you can get out of a small bit of work. Full marks to the National Park, and would you believe, it's free admission and free parking, Nirvana exists in Letterfrack! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/comment/5865/
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The first peak in Ireland I have climbed up on 18 .. by katekat   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
Couple of 'auld dogs - (two two legged and two fo .. by John71   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
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