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Twelve Bens Area   SE: Glencoaghan Loop Subarea
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Bencollaghduff Mountain An Bhinn Dubh A name in Irish, also Binn Dubh an extra EastWest 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
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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 120th highest in Ireland.

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Rocky peak with great views in the central Bens .. by group   (Show all for Bencollaghduff (An Bhinn Dubh))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bencollaghduff (<i>An Bhinn Dubh</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Mam Eidhneach from Bin Dubh
 
aburden on Bencollaghduff, 2006
by aburden  22 Feb 2006
Left car at [L820562 starD] and walked up thru Gleann Eidhneach until I reached a distinct moraine. This in turn leads you to a sheep track on east side of Bin Bhan. I followed the track up to the 3-way mountain pass, Mam Eidhneach. From the gap between (B Dubh and B Bhraoin) I headed East along Binn Dubhs rocky shoulder, scrambling past a cairn at 563m [L791529 starE] to a 2nd cairn at summit. I took the photo of the 3-way pass about 5 min from summit on way down. If you see mist coming whilst on way up/down, be sure that you take bearing(s). Trip Time 3h 25min incl. 15min stops. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/2198/
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Don’t believe the Connemara hillwalk booklet that .. by weedavie   (Show all for Bencollaghduff (An Bhinn Dubh))
 
After Binn Dubh we found the trickier western leg .. by weedavie   (Show all for Bencollaghduff (An Bhinn Dubh))
 
Mam Eidhneach is about half way on the Chochan ci .. by aburden   (Show all for Bencollaghduff (An Bhinn Dubh))
 
After descending to Maumina (Maumnageeragh) Col 7 .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Bencollaghduff (An Bhinn Dubh))
 
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