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Benwee Head Hill An Bhinn Bhuí A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Bhuí [GÉ], 'the yellow cliff') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Psammites with rare heavy mineral bands. Bedrock

Height: 255m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22 Grid Reference: F81565 44279 This 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
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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 1262th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bhinn Bhuí in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: view from top
 
Benwee head and "eire" head
by Kirwanjt  27 Apr 2010
An easy climb with Breathtaking views along the coast out to Stags of Broadhaven back across the Mullet. Accessed by taking signs for Portacloy and driving past the entrance to the beach and past old harbour. Park in new harbour and it is signposted for the track and stile up the hill. Cliffs are steep and dramatic at the edge. Also of note is the stone markings of EIRE beside the old shepherd hut. It is visible from the air and from further up the mountain. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/comment/4669/
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Benwee Head Loop. .. by sandman   (Show all for An Bhinn Bhuí)
 
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