Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Users Online:
Guests online: 239
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Cnoc na Toinne: Imagine a gap, it's easy if you try

Caponellan Hill: Bring wellies

The rocky rocky road to the big hill.

Caherbla: Views to the west.

Oval route turned into a cracked egg shape by circumstance.

Caherbla: A walk over boggy ground with a steep ascent to finish

Coomnahorna: Watch out for the water.

Coomnahorna: Unfrequented rough summit joining three ridges.

An Bheann Mhór: Beautiful summit of great views but extremely difficult terrain.

Dereenavurrig Hill: Gorgeous colour on a hard to reach summit.

Illaunleagh: Illaunleagh

Lamb's Island: Lamb's Island

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Achill & Corraun Area   NW: Croaghaun Subarea
Place count in area: 16, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30, CBW 
Highest place:
Croaghaun, 688m
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Benmore Hill Achill Island Island Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Binnion List, Pelitic shists & psammitic wackes Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 332m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22 Grid Reference: F54445 04744
Place visited by 69 members. Recently by: PollyM, Hiker-bikers, f.sokol, ShayGlynn, learykid, ilenia, Wilderness, abcd, Haulie, TommyV, eamonoc, justynagru, geohappy, GSheehy, Geo
Island visited by 471 members.
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)   I have visited Achill Island: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.218945, Latitude: 53.971533 , Easting: 54445, Northing: 304744 Prominence: 138m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 454429 804752,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnm332, 10 char: Benmore
Bedrock type: Pelitic shists & psammitic wackes, (Achill Head Formation)

Benmore is the 1091th highest place in Ireland. Benmore is the most westerly summit in the Achill & Corraun area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1110/
COMMENTS for Benmore 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
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/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benmore  in area Achill & Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on Keem strand
Impressive Cliffs
by TommyV  8 Jun 2020
We took in Benmore as part of looped walk of Croaghaun but it's possible to make a walk of this all on it's own and it's a good plan B if the weather is unkind or there is cloud cover on Croaghaun. As mentioned by Harry Goodman the best placeto park is at Keem Strand. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1110/comment/20796/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
(End of comment section for Benmore .)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007