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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 590 members. Recently by: Kiwitrekker, 21yearsgone, daithileonard, GoldCircle, feargalf, johncromie, daftgrandad, robertodon, clacon, DelStewart, ericjones, tommccarthy, DenisMc, stevebullers, carofurey
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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Binnian to the Back Castles and beyond
 
paulocon on Slieve Binnian, 2009
by paulocon  24 Aug 2009
2nd time up Binnian at the weekend. It's a nice wee climb from Carrick Little carpark. One note of caution though it you are moving onto Wee Binnian - stay well to the right of the wall on the initial part of the descent as it quickly leads onto dangerous slabs. As for Binnian itself, we were lucky to get intermittent clear skies at the summit and in those conditions, it really is a superb summit offering excellent views down onto the reservoir and across to Donard and it's nearby peaks. If you haven't climbed it yet and are planning to as part of a circuit, do yourself a favour and leave plenty of time to explore the expansive tors at the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/4046/
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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)
 
Second trip up to the Mournes and having previous .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
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