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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 355 members. Recently by: Tran, conormcg, Maire-Ni, jackill, ochils_trekker, Humpelman, Dalcassian, Aciddrinker, PPruzina, jgfitz, PeakPaul, TommyV, Grumbler, John.geary, Mike-Mor
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn an Choire in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Looking SW along Glencoaghan Valley with Ballynahinch Lough in distance
 
Horseshoe's highest
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  25 Jun 2014
This is the highest summit in the Glencoaghan Horseshoe and visibly so. From the west it is approached up a very steep, rocky climb from Bencollaghduff and from the south up a slightly less steep, although equally challenging climb up a mixture of rock and grass from the col with Derryclare. From either side the prominence is over 175m. It can also be reached via the spur to the NE which ends with Bencorrbeg. It has a well-defined summit with a very large cairn and spectacular views in all directions. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/101/comment/4861/
 
Descent from Bencorr to the Gleninagh Valley .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Binn an Choire)
 
Dropping down a short distance from Binn Chorr’s .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Binn an Choire)
 
The mountain is also known as Bencorr. This summ .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn an Choire)
 
With a huge high pressure hanging over Ireland Co .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Binn an Choire)
 
Further to simon3's comment, if you hunt around t .. by micky   (Show all for Binn an Choire)
 
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