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Knockpasheemore Hill Binn Charrach A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Charrach [TR], 'rocky peak') Galway County, in no lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 412m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L80691 55741 This summit has been logged as climbed by 67 members. Recently by: Podgemus, IainT, strangeweaver, jlk, millsd1, willmg, KowaiBaz, skhg, jasonmc, mountainmike, TommyV, fieldoptic, simoburn, hivisibility, colmocnoc
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Longitude: -9.800305, Latitude: 53.53825 , Easting: 80691, Northing: 255741 Prominence: 17m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 480668 755764,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckps, 10 char: Knckpshmr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Walks: see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, for routes including Knockpasheemore around the Gleann Carbad (Glencorbet) Horseshoe (168-73) and Gleann Eidhneach (Gleninagh) Horseshoe (174-78).   Binn Charrach is the 885th highest summit in Ireland.

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Don't knock or pash by this summit any more... .. by group   (Show all for Binn Charrach)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Charrach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Knockpasheemore summit cairn and view across Connemara bog to Mweelrea (peak left of centre) and the
 
New Comment: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
by markwallace  4 Jan 2017
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and crossed by innumerable peat hags, making straight progress impossible. There are also a number of small summits along the ridge, all of which the anxious peak-bagger will feel compelled to visit lest they suddenly morph into MV-listed peaks at some point in the future. Nice views indeed from Knockpasheemore summit, but they're the same ones you'll have seen from Benbaun.

If descending from Knockpasheemore to the R344, note that a stile has been erected over the fence at around L809571 C. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/18793/
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This summit is something of an outlier to the NE .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Charrach)
 
Binn Charrach is a peach of a 400m+ hill for glor .. by ahendroff   (Show all for Binn Charrach)
 
A worthy climb .. by wicklore   (Show all for Binn Charrach)
 
Taken 8th Jan 2009 .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Charrach)
 
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