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Broaghnabinnia Mountain Bruach na Binne A name in Irish
(Ir. Bruach na Binne [OSI], 'verge of the peak') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 745m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80163 81388 This summit has been logged as climbed by 108 members. Recently by: IainT, ericjones, DaveMc, Martinpeak, jimgraham, t.jay, tommccarthy, Wilderness, PeakPaul, petethepaint, melohara, Colin Murphy, Onzy, bossyboots, trekker
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Longitude: -9.744421, Latitude: 51.972162 , Easting: 80163, Northing: 81388 Prominence: 290m,   Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 480148 581448,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brghnb, 10 char: Brghnbn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Ó Cíobháin gives Beann, 'peak', as the true name of this mountain. Apparently the name Bruach na Binne really belonged to a feature a few miles to the W overlooking the Bridia Valley and was mistakenly applied to this peak by the sappers.   Broaghnabinnia is the 82nd highest summit in Ireland. Broaghnabinnia is the most northerly summit in the Dunkerron Mountains area.

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Steep sided, flat topped and great views. .. by group   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
Mersey .. by Conor74   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Broaghnabinnia in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Curraghmore lake
Geo on Broaghnabinnia, 2010
by Geo  23 Feb 2010
A classic case of biting off more than you can chew. After doing the "Pocket" on Friday, we had B'binnia and Stumpa Duloigh lined up for Saturday. After much looking at routes, we thought that we could do a car split involving a car on Ballaghbeama Gap at the view point, and then start the walk at the head of the Bridia Valley. Things started well, the day was good, cold, fresh and typical February. We drove up to the furthest point we could on the Bridia Valley boreen and at the gate we went on through and unsuccessfully tried to find someone at the house ahead for permission to park. There was no-one home and a car already parked and the signs for the kerry way access decided us that so long as out two cars were not blocking anyaccess and the gate was securely shut after we went through it that we would be ok, as it happened we seen no-one to refute this. After parking at V7888181753 F we walking S down the track towards farm buildings where a dog was barking and crossed a metal footbridge beside the ford (on OS 78). We then crossed a fence and continued roughly S a short distance going up onto a rough rocky spur which came down from B'binnia from E to W. We took this as being the "ramp" we had read about and turned E to follow this upwards. According to our source (David Herman if I'm not mistaken) we were to pick up a fence which we could follow to the top. This fence took a small bit of finding but it was there alright. The Harvey map has more detail than the OS 78 and if you have one you can pretty much see this ramp on paper and be sure of its location, but if using the OS 78 it runs E from where the word "Rock" as in "Rock Art" is printed. Anyway to cut a long story short use the fence as your handrail, in many cases, literally as you ascend. This is without doubt one for those who want a litttle lore oomph in their hill-walking. In many places hands are needed to scramble and you will have to go from one side of the fence to another to make your way up. The only fly in the ointment we encountered was a sheep trapped in the wire and for the squeamish I won't describe the scene fully, It took three of us to extricate her and she is (assuming she lives) only on three good legs now. Anyway, the top is rather a huge anticlimax after the fun of the scramble up and the views, like the one N to the Reeks where we saw the lake pictured. We were glad we hadn't come up the way we went down S to about 550m then W to the col where we had lunch. This would have been the approach from the Lough Reagh side and 'twould have been just a boring slog in that direction. Anyway our plans were to go up the spur to the Stumpa Duloigh ridge after this, but as we had already three hours gone and a late start, Common sense broke out and we decided to call it a day. Overall I'd give this one ten out of ten for the fun of the scramble. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/80/comment/4430/
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New route, new perspective? .. by Conor74   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
Climb the nose of a westerly face. .. by simon3   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
Poor old Broaghnabinnia. Described by David Herm .. by simon3   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
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