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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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Picture taken from Diamond hill July 2006. Shows .. by seatruin   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
Markers in the Twelve Bens.
by Timn  6 Aug 2011
I was on Binn Bhan recently, there are a trail of little red marker 'flags' all the way up from the Benfree side,
down to Maumina and continuing on west, when are these unsightly things going to be removed? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/89/comment/6465/
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Looking back down from Benbaun as we did The Glen .. by katekat   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
Perilous Descent to Maumina .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
Climbed 3 times. Along Knockapasheen and then u .. by gerrytyrrell   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
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