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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
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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 78th 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)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Taking in the Silent Valley from atop those infamous tors
 
Binnian from Carrick Little
by darrenf  7 Aug 2010
I followed the very sound advice provided by Wicklore and started at Carrick Little carpark J 345219 A. From here there is a clear track which can be used to take you into the valley. As the track peters out into less obvious grassy trails the wall can be used as a handrail. The only navigation required comes when you arrive at a stile at approx J 325233 B. You will note the wall seems to continue directly into one of the rock outcrops and at this point simly veer off and aim for a faint track between two rock tors which will take you directly onto the summit top.

From Binnian itself the obvious choice is Binnian North Top and North Tor with great views of Black Castles along the way. Buzzards Roost (J319253 C) offers great views of Ben Crom Reservoir and from here you can simply follow the track back through the Annalong Valley and pick up the main track back to Carrick Little Carpark. I had heard and read so much about Binnian and the infamous tors and I was by no means disappointed. I really enjoyed my time up on Binnian, a very unusual and pleasant mountain and I will definitely be back again soon...maybe hen, cock, pigeon and eagle next time round! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/5990/
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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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