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Benbo Hill Beanna Bó A name in Irish
(Ir. Beanna Bó [OSI], 'horns of the cow') Leitrim County, in Carn List, Granoblastic quartzofeldspathic psammite Bedrock

Height: 415m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G85083 37726 This summit has been logged as climbed by 31 members. Recently by: Hilldweller, Ulsterpooka, frankmc04, Miranda, AdrianneB, Garmin, chalky, Fergalh, PollyM, Harry Goodman, Leitrim-Lie-in, walker26, harry66, concorde, Dan
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.229826, Latitude: 54.288122 , Easting: 185083, Northing: 337726 Prominence: 214m,   Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 585035 837728,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benbo, 10 char: Benbo
Bedrock type: Granoblastic quartzofeldspathic psammite, (Slishwood Division, Psammitic Paragneiss)

A battle which took place at the foot of this mountain is mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters under the year 1585. Previously Benbo 1 in MV.   Benbo is the 871st highest summit in Ireland.

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A small but interesting Hill .. by group   (Show all for Benbo)
Ascent via the pallet gate .. by Klunk   (Show all for Benbo)
The John Wayne of the Dartrys .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbo)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbo in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From left: Benbo's SW Top, Lough Gill, distant Knocknarea, Castlegal Hills, Dartry Mtns.
madfrankie on Benbo, 2009
by madfrankie  26 Aug 2009
Benbo is a small but shapely hill, rising above the north Leitrim town of Manorhamilton.
We started from the entrance to forestry (G8600 3660) on a minor road to the SE at Cloonaquin. Walked back NE, and at a left hand bend in the road climbed over a rickety gate (actually a pallet). A track ascended into a copse of trees, veered right and rose up around a southerly knoll. Crossing a flat area of bog-cuttings, the track deposited us on steep slopes, where it was a brief but steep climb to the summit.
Wonderful views in all directions, encompassing Lough Gill and Sligo Bay, the Castlegal Hills, the Dartry Range, Doagh, Thur, the Glenfarne Plateau and the Cuilcaghs. And from the summit cairn, Manorhamilton a few hundred meters below. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/761/comment/4050/
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walking aproach northern and eastern flank .. by tinapommer   (Show all for Benbo)
Enjoyable short walk. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Benbo)
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