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Benmore Hill Achill Island Island Mayo County, in Binnion List, Pelitic shists & psammitic wackes Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 332m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22 Grid Reference: F54443 04746
Place visited by 59 members. Recently by: justynagru, geohappy, GSheehy, Geo, Djouce, Niamhq, tsheehy, moggy40, FrankMc1964, CaptainVertigo, Eoin75, murphysw, ckilm, rogers, PaulNolan
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Longitude: -10.219007, Latitude: 53.971568 , Easting: 54443, Northing: 304746 Prominence: 138m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 454425 804756,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnm332, 10 char: Benmore
Bedrock type: Pelitic shists & psammitic wackes, (Achill Head Formation)

Benmore is the 1088th highest place in Ireland. Benmore is the most westerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benmore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Benmore, high point on left, with Clare Island beyond
 
A worthy little top.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  23 Jan 2014
Parking is available at F560042 A at Keem Strand. Follow a rough track W up the hillside and then SSE to gain the cliff edge on Moyteoge Head around F557038 B. Turn off right and go NW along the rough but distinct track, which parallels but lies back from the edge, to F545048 C. The top of Benmore lies about 100 metres SE up the grassy slope and provides fine views SE to Clare Island and W to Achil Head. Care is needed at the cliff edge. Given it's location it is most likely that this hill will be included in a walk out to Achill Head or on an approach to climb the greater tops of Croaghan SW Top and Croaghan. Descend by way of ascent or drop down E and follow the river SE back to the start. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1110/comment/15354/
 
West of Keem
by Val Jones  27 Jun 2016
The walk along the cliff top taking in Benmore and out to the north west end is well worth doing, even if you don't go out on the Achill head ridge or take on the very steep climb up to Croghaun SW. The views are amazing, a good time to do it might be a fine summer evening when the sun shines in Croghaun's cliffs. A real feeling of being at the worlds end Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1110/comment/18589/
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