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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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbo in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Viewed from the N near Agow Top.
A small but interesting Hill
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  26 Jul 2013
Park at G860366 A, forestry entrance gate. Walk NE for about 200 metres and as the road swings left look for an entrance on to a muddy lane bounded on each side by a corrugated iron sheet. As off April 2013 there was no gate or temporary structure across the entrance. Walk up through a small field and past some thick whin bushes on the right. At a fence cross over and locate a prominent track going NE (right) up through a copse of trees. The track soon starts to zig zag up out onto the open hillside until it eventually peeters out among some old turf cuttings. Go NW up a steep grass and stoney slope to a notch in the ridge above. Once on the ridge go left up and through a a sheer rocky face to the summit area marked by a cairn. The true summit, marginally higher, appears to lie about 30 metres SW of the cairn. This is an excellent viewing platform which takes in the high Dartry Mts to the NW, the full Castegal Range to the W and across Lough Gill and Sligo Bay to Knockarea and the distant Ox Mts. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/761/comment/5520/
Ascent via the pallet gate .. by Klunk   (Show all for Benbo)
The John Wayne of the Dartrys .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbo)
Benbo is a small but shapely hill, rising above t .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Benbo)
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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