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Bencollaghduff Mountain An Bhinn Dubh A name in Irish
Ir. An Bhinn Dubh [TR#], 'black peak') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 696m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L79782 52992
Place visited by 310 members. Recently by: Tran, conormcg, Maire-Ni, jackill, colmo23, justynagru, abcd, Dalcassian, PPruzina, PeakPaul, TommyV, Grumbler, damo11, John.geary, Mike-Mor
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Longitude: -9.812862, Latitude: 53.51334 , Easting: 79782, Northing: 252992 Prominence: 191m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 479765 753013,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnclgh, 10 char: Bnclghdf
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Bencollaghduff means ‘peak of the black hags’. The black hags in question are cormorants [TR]. The OSI form Binn Dhubh represents a prescribed standard modern Irish form. Tim Robinson's Binn Dubh represents the local dialect, which omits lenition of d and t when the previous word ends in a dental consonant.   An Bhinn Dubh is the third highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 119th highest in Ireland.

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The Spirit of the Black Hags? .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for An Bhinn Dubh)
 
Bencollaghduff (Binn Dubh) seen from Benbaun, wit .. by pdtempan   (Show all for An Bhinn Dubh)
 
Spectacular stuff all round .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for An Bhinn Dubh)
 
Nearing Half way on the legendary horseshoe .. by davsheen   (Show all for An Bhinn Dubh)
 
This summit, marked Bencollaghduff on some maps c .. by simon3   (Show all for An Bhinn Dubh)
 
Bencolladuff - escaping from the Glencoaghan horseshoe
by Val Jones  31 Aug 2012
Did this recently doing the Glencoaghan horseshoe in an anticlockwise direction. Magnificaent circuit. Would just add here that it's possible to escape out of the circuit from the col between Bencolladuff and BenBreen (north) south east and out the valley. The walk guide for the circuit says there isn't an escape. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/14787/
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