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Slieve Binnian Mountain Sliabh Binneáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Binneáin [PNNI], 'mountain of the small peak') Down County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 745.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J32055 23314 This summit has been logged as climbed by 594 members. Recently by: GillSte, IainT, markwallace, Lauranna, Kiwitrekker, 21yearsgone, daithileonard, GoldCircle, feargalf, johncromie, daftgrandad, robertodon, clacon, DelStewart, ericjones
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Longitude: -5.980057, Latitude: 54.141928 , Easting: 332056, Northing: 323314 Prominence: 281.88m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 731976 823320,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvBnn, 10 char: SlvBnn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Also simply known as Binnion/Binneán. Dominates views of the Mourne Mountains from Annalong and Kilkeel. The folklore of Mourne explains the name Beanna Boirche as 'peaks of Boirche', a personal name. This character is said to have ruled his kingdom from Slieve Binnian. The name Binneán refers to the rocky tors which outcrop along the summit ridge. E. Estyn Evans, in his book Mourne Country, gives the name of one of these tors as The Buckie. In a discussion of the boats used at Kilkeel and other ports along the Co. Down coast, he explains the name as follows: Other variants of the lugger which old salts speak of, all of them of Scottish types, were the Fifie, Zulu, Banff and Buckie. One of the lesser tors on the long spine of Slieve Binnian is known as the Buckie, a name which was meaningless to me until I saw it from the east against the sky and recognised a vessel in full sail [Estyn Evans, 159]. On the facing page is a sketch showing Slieve Binnian's backbone seen from the east including the Buckie.   Slieve Binnian is the third highest mountain in the Mourne Mountains area and the 80th highest in Ireland. Slieve Binnian is the third highest point in county Down.

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Steps to the top. .. by Huskyman   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
On walk to binnian from silent valley, do not sim .. by craigo   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
On the approach track from Silent Valley car park .. by kendogbaggio   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
Take a break .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A glimpse through the cloud.
Eerie conditions on summit
by Aidy  31 May 2014
I set off yesterday from Carrick Little intending to walk Binnian, along with the East Top, the North Top and the North Tor, but was foiled by thick cloud on the high ground. I was only able to find the top of Binnian with the aid of the Mourne Wall, and couldn't even see the East Top on the way up. Visibilty was about 20ft, and unbelievably it was even difficult to find the huge rock formations on top of Binnian. I did manage to find and scramble over a few of them in eerie and disorientating conditions, and found them hugely impressive despite only being able to see a small portion at any one time. I thought it would be unwise to leave the comfort of the Mourne Wall on this occasion and retreated, but I would love to return to fully appreciate this summit and its neighbours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/16088/
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Rematch With Binnian .. by Aidy   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
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