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Benwee HeadHillAn Bhinn Bhuí A name in Irish (Ir. An Bhinn Bhuí [GÉ], 'the yellow cliff')MayoCounty, in Binnion List, Psammites with rare heavy mineral bands. Bedrock
Height:255mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22Grid Reference: F81565 44279This summit has been logged as climbed by 19 members. Recently by: IainT, scapania, markmjcampion, Secret-Five, Garmin, Oileanach, ciarraioch, chalky, leader1, mickmcg, sandman, savage, carbar, FilHil, pdtempan I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Longitude: -9.821454, Latitude: 54.333462 , Easting: 81565, Northing: 344279 Prominence: 230m, Isolation: 4.1km ITM: 481541 844280, GPS IDs, 6 char: BnwHd, 10 char: Benwe Head Bedrock type: Psammites with rare heavy mineral bands., (Benmore Formation)
The environs of Benwee Head, with its cliffs, arches, stacks and islands, offers some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Ireland, with which perhaps only SW Donegal and Co. Clare can compete. To appreciate them fully, you need to see them from the sea. Benwee Head is in the townland of Kilgalligan, which has been studied in detail in The Living Landscape: Kilgalligan, Erris, Co. Mayo by Seamas O Cathain & Patrick O'Flanagan.
An Bhinn Bhuí is the 1263th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/