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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
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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 694th highest place 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  23 Oct 2010
Just under 7.5 km in total if you do both "loops" (i.e. start out on the Lower Diamond Hill (red) route from the Visitor's Centre, then do the Upper Diamond Hill (blue) loop over the summit, then complete the red route back to the car park). The views of the coast and islands, Kylemore Lake and Abbey, and the 12 Bens across the valley to the east are really uplifting. There is no better vantage point from which to appreciate the splendour of Connemara. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/comment/6144/
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With Diamond Hill / Binn Ghuaire having been clos .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
A Diamond among Bens .. by Geo   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
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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