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Benbaun Mountain Binn Bhán A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhán [OSI], 'white peak') County Highpoint of Galway, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic Bedrock

Height: 729m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78558 53903 This summit has been logged as climbed by 420 members. Recently by: maryt, paulmcquaid, Helenha, belkot, oldpragmatist, Reeks2011, danifergie87, wjnunan, Franky, IainT, strangeweaver, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, tomodub, 21yearsgone
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Longitude: -9.831761, Latitude: 53.521238 , Easting: 78558, Northing: 253903 Prominence: 684m,   Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 478534 753924,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbn, 10 char: Benbaun
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Binn Bhán means 'white peak' and is the highest mountain in Galway. You could say it is the Mont Blanc of Connemara. There is a lot of white rock here, mainly quartz, though this is more a feature of Benbrack. An odd thing about the Twelve Bens of Connemara is that nobody seems to know exactly which are the twelve peaks in question. There are at least 20 peaks with names in binn in this area. However, the notion of twelve peaks goes back at least to the time of Roderic O'Flaherty, who wrote in 1684 of the twelve high mountaines of Bennabeola, though he did not enumerate them (O'Flaherty, 106). In Irish the question doesn't even arise: there is no number, they are just na Beanna Beola, 'the peaks of Beola'. Beola was a giant and chieftain of the Fir Bolg, whose name also features in the village Tuaim Beola (Toombeola).   Binn Bhán is the highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 91st highest in Ireland. Binn Bhán is the highest point in county Galway.

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Binn Bhan and meeting my first MV member. .. by dominic divilly   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
A tourist in my own country .. by AdrianneB   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
I did the big horseshoe - Binn Ghleann Uisce, Gle .. by nohoval_turrets   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhán in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Panoramic view from Bin Bhan
 
aburden on Binn Bhán, 2005
by aburden  18 Apr 2005
My first outing in the 12 Bens was a pleasure. Amazing panoramic views on a day that threw up blues skies all day long. Started at L820562 A and headed up the valley until after the obvious sheep enclosure where I had a 40min lung battle to the ridge between Binn Bhan and Knockpasheemore. Head towards summit ( South west ) until a mesh of zig zag skree paths appear. The views from the top are as good as they come ( at home or abroad ). Left via South face ( erred West to avoid crags). Picked up a track on the East Face to bring me to Glen Inagh valley floor via a great example of a morain. I went too low and it got v. wet underfoot - should have stayed higher up on the North side of the valley until met a second sheep enclosure. My camera was on loan on one of the best days for views I have had....I will have to go back Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/89/comment/1555/
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Being inexperienced we didn't follow any of the u .. by Audi-Anne   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
Spent Three nights in the Conemarra national Park .. by Super64   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
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