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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Binnian and Ben Crom Reservoir
mneary34 on Slieve Binnian, 2006
by mneary34  24 Sep 2006
Slieve Binnian is one long climb of over 500 metres from Ben Crom Dam. Initially a path leads north east to the col with Slievelamagan and then you follow the path due south up past Slieve Binnian North Tor to the summit. On the afternoon that we were there we could see the definite shape of the Sugar Loaf in the Wicklow Mountains. This photo shows the ascent from the dam at the far end of the reservoir to the summit in the far left. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/2506/
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