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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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Slieve Binnian is one long climb of over 500 metr .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
2nd time up Binnian at the weekend. It's a nice w .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
Starting Out .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
Binnian from Carrick Little .. by darrenf   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
Very different approaches to tracks. .. by simon3   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
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paulocon on Slieve Binnian, 2009
by paulocon  15 Feb 2009
Second trip up to the Mournes and having previously climbed Donard, I read on several sources that Binnian was a far more rewarding experience and it is easy to see where this concensus comes from. We tackled Binnian from the Carrick Little car park. From there, a laneway gives way to the Mourne Wall which provides a guide straight to the top of Binnian. The feeling of arriving at the stunning Tor was akin to stepping back into a childhood playground, the large formations of rock giving plenty of scope for exploration and the views down to Silent Valley reservoir simply stunning. A walk across to the North Top takes you by the intriguing Back Castles and North Tor. Note that the descent down to the saddle with Slieve Lamangan, while offering superb views down to Ben Crom Resevoir, is quite eroded and slippy in places so take care. First walk of the year so decided not to climb Lamangan and took the walk back along Annalong Wood to the carpark. Highly recommended! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/3592/
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