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Twelve Bens Area   SE: Glencoaghan Loop Subarea
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Bencorr Mountain Binn an Choire A name in Irish, also An Bhinn Chorr an extra name in Irish Ir. Binn an Choire [logainm.ie.], 'peak of the corrie'. Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 711m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81166 52200
Place visited by 375 members. Recently by: paddyman, JamesClancy, abeach, Chance, upper, Benbruce, No1Grumbler, thrifleganger, sofearghail, pcost, abcd, ShayGlynn, hivisibility, nolo, therealcrow
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Longitude: -9.791975, Latitude: 53.506394 , Easting: 81166, Northing: 252200 Prominence: 306m,  Isolation: 0.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 481131 752206,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bencor, 10 char: Bencorr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Tim Robinson gives the alternative names Binn Chorr, 'pointed peak' and Binn an Choire Mhóir, 'peak of the big corrie'. The sappers set up a beacon on this peak during the first Ordnance Survey [TR].   Binn an Choire is the second highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 105th highest in Ireland. Binn an Choire is the second highest point in county Galway.

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Steep-sided rocky highpoint of eastern Bens ridge .. by group   (Show all for Bencorr (Binn an Choire))
 
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Picture: Ballynahinch Lake and the N59 from Benlettery
 
The Glencoaghan Horseshoe
by TommyV  22 Jul 2019
This route starts and finishes at Benlettery Hostel and takes in a full circuit of the Glencoaghan Horseshoe. This horseshoe walk takes in six of the Bens and is a rite of passage for anybody hillwalking in Ireland. It's a challenging but enjoyable day on the hills. Bencorr being the highest point on the route. Be warned there are some difficult ascents and descents on this route, particularly the Western side of the horseshoe so it's best left for a fine day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/20581/
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