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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)
 
nohoval_turrets on Binn Bhán, 2002
by nohoval_turrets  21 Oct 2002
I did the big horseshoe - Binn Ghleann Uisce, GlenGower, BenBreen, Binn Bhán, Benfree, Muckanaght, Bencullagh. It was late Summer, and the day was crystal clear, so the views were truly amazing.The push up Binn Bhán from the col after Benbreen is a heartbreaker. Like all the Bens, Binn Bhán is rocky at the top, although most of the approach is grassy. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/89/comment/159/
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My first outing in the 12 Bens was a pleasure. Am .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
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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