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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 600 members. Recently by: rodman, David-Guenot, susanc, Helenha, oldpragmatist, Sweeney, GillSte, IainT, markwallace, Lauranna, Kiwitrekker, 21yearsgone, daithileonard, GoldCircle, feargalf
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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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So many Binnians, so little time .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
We set off on 20th February from Carrick Little C .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
Carrick Little carpark at J 345219 was the starti .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
Jaak on Slieve Binnian, 2006
by Jaak  2 Apr 2006
Top of Binnian, close to the end of a long but very beautiful walk. Started in the car park at the Silent Valley reservoir, followed the road to the Ben Crom dam and then the track to the Hare's Gap. From the Gap, walked to the Castles under Commedagh and then returned to the car park via Beg, Cove, Lamagan, Black Castles, Binnian, wee Binnian and Moolieve. The descent from Binnian was difficult, as apart from the steep incline, the snow covered the holes and cuttings in the rocks and tracks, leading to more than one tumble on the way down.
I walked this route on a number of occasions last Autumn, while training for Kilimanjaro - not really knowing what type of challenge Kili presented. The Mourne walk is much much tougher than any of the climbs en route to the summit of Kilimanjaro, except the final ascent, which is more difficult due to its height and steepness and it has the extra disadvantage of high altitude to put an additional burden on the already tired climber. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/2252/
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Slieve Binnian has several spectacular rocky summ .. by djouce   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
The views towards Annalong from the summit of Bin .. by shippy   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
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