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Binn Bhán Mountain Benbaun A name in English
(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 413 members. Recently by: wjnunan, Franky, IainT, strangeweaver, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, tomodub, 21yearsgone, patphelan, declanohagan, Louise.Nolan, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, ericjones, Wendy
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Longitude: -9.831791, Latitude: 53.521228 , Easting: 78558, Northing: 253903 Prominence: 684m,   Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 478532 753923,   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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Picture: On the summit of Binn Fhraoigh June 6th 2010
Binn Bhan and meeting my first MV member.
by dominic divilly  15 Jun 2010
Hi all,well this is my first time to comment on the site so hopefully it will work for me. Was on Binn Bhan last Sunday 6th June with a few other hikers and had the pleasure to meet a fellow MV`r,wicklore.he was doing a longer hike than us so we had a few words on the summit.We headed down to the col between Binn Fhraoigh and Muckanaght and dropped into Glen Corbet and back to our car.The day was in stark contrast to Easter Sunday this year when I found myself kicking my feet into the snow just below the summit.Someone commented that they prefered to get to Knockpasheemore earlier in the climb but I prefer to go well into the valley and cut out a lot of walking over boggy terrain so as to hit the rock earlier.
Well thats all for now but if any other members are coming to my favourite part of the country drop me a line and we could meet for a hike,I am out there every Sunday so it would be nice to meet fellow members. Cheers,dominic. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/89/comment/5863/
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