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Benlevy Hill Binn Shleibhe A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Shleibhe [OSI], 'peak of the mountain/moorland') Galway County, in Carn List, Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic Bedrock

Height: 416m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: M05000 54900 This summit has been logged as climbed by 47 members. Recently by: quino70, markmjcampion, Eva-j, frankmc04, MichaelE, jimbloomer, feeneyp, ciarraioch, IncaHoots, polovirus, procyon, barrymayo, On-the-hills, chalky, SFlaherty
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Longitude: -9.433549, Latitude: 53.535635 , Easting: 105000, Northing: 254900 Prominence: 352m,   Isolation: 4.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 504970 754921,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnlvy, 10 char: Benlevy
Bedrock type: Schists, grits, metavolcanics, mylonitic, (Ben Levy Grit Formation)

Benlevy dominates the narrow neck of land between Lough Mask and Lough Corrib, on which Clonbur and Cong are situated. Walks: for a route to the summit from the SE, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 58-59.   Binn Shleibhe is the 870th highest summit in Ireland. Binn Shleibhe is the second most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Partry/Joyce Country area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Shleibhe in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Benlevy in full splendour.
 
Benlevy (Mount Gable) on 24.02.2012
by FilHil  5 Apr 2012
As mentioned by Bruno follow a single track road leading to Ballard. New-ish blue-on-white signs will direct you to a small parking area (M 072 539 A) good for about 4 cars. Proceed over the ladder style and follow the track uphill, grassy then boggy and some sections quite steep. Old turf fields are in evidence near the top, reason that the track exists at all.

I wanted to share the picture of Benlevy, taken from the track up neighbouring Teeranea hill leading to Bohaun. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/758/comment/6752/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Shleibhe in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Lough Coolin
bruno on Binn Shleibhe, 2009
by bruno  31 Aug 2009
Mount Gable (Ben Levy on OSI Map)

Did this walk a few weeks ago with NWM Hillwalkers. From Clonbur follow the R345 road signposted for Corr na Mona. Just after community centre take the right turn and continue uphill towards Mount Gable. When you reach a minor road junction turn left for Ballard until you reach a ladder stile beside a gate on the right.

Follow the zig-zag track uphill until you reach the crest of Mount Gable bringing both Lough Corrib and Lough Mask into view. Swing left and walk along the crest passing a cairn. Keep on past cairn until you reach the concrete trig point at 416m (1,370ft) on the true summit.

Leave the trig point and head for nearby cairn overlooking Lough Coolin. Aim for the shore of Lough Coolin, but stay on the grassy slopes avoiding rocky outcrops on the way down. A track on the lower slopes leads to the shore of Lough Coolin. Head for deserted village on lake shore.

Follow rugged path around the shore of Lough Coolin. A good track continues downstream, drifting away from the river beside a conifer planation. Beyond a gate, a narrow tarmac road runs downhill, passing a few houses. The road is very quiet and is actually grass-grown in places. When you reach a junction at the bottom, turn right and continue as far as stile form where you started. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/758/comment/3958/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Shleibhe in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: A shower approaches over Lough Corrib as seen from Benlevy
 
bruno on Binn Shleibhe, 2009
by bruno  31 Aug 2009
Tremendous views of Lough Mask and Lough Corrib- this is an ideal walk for beginners to hillwalking as it gives excellent panoramic views of lakes and surrounding Maamturk, Maamtrasna and Connemara mountains without too much effort. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/758/comment/4065/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Shleibhe in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Benlevy start area facilities.
A walker friendly hill.
by paddyhillsbagger  8 Jan 2013
Congratulations to Galway Co Co or whosoever provided the small carpark. Mount Gable walking signs and style which greet you upon arrival at M072 539, as mentioned by bruno and Filhill. Lovely to find a welcome to the hills! Only downside is that it's a long trek across the boggy summit plateau to the trig point so keen baggers may wish to find a shorter route from the West. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/758/comment/14900/
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childs play
by TadghKennedy  8 Mar 2013
as a birthday surprise all in family agreed for an after dinner walk up Mount Gable!
Three boys 9, 6 & 3 , enjoyed a windy wet , bog walk in mid Jan. as the normally soft ground is much firmer, if you step lightly and swiftly!
fantastic panoramic views over loughs corrib and mask, and across the plains of mayo turning south to galway.
easy walk for first timers , 3yr did it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/758/comment/14947/
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