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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bencollaghduff (<i>An Bhinn Dubh</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: The ascent of Binn Dubh from Mam Eidhneach (Maumina) or Maumnageergh col.
 
eflanaga on Bencollaghduff, 2006
by eflanaga  3 May 2006
After descending to Maumina (Maumnageeragh) Col 78882 52805 starF from the eastern slope of Binn Bhraoín, (having delayed on its Northern Top to take some pictures) I managed to catch up with the other eight members of the Mid-Ulster Walking Club who were in the process of completing a west to east crossing of the Glencoaghan Horseshoe walk. The group had been about to start their ascent of Bin Dubh the next peak in the circuit, when they stopped to chat with another group of walkers who were doing the walk from the opposite direction. Both groups met just above Maumnageeragh Col to swap pleasantries. It transpired that the other group was also from the North (Belfast Civil Service Walking Club). The two gentlemen from Galway we had met earlier on Ben Gabhar (first part of walk) and later on Binn Bhraoin summit were also there and they accompanied our party to the summit of Binn Dubh (Bencollaghduff). Buoyed by the camaraderie engendered by our meeting and the unplanned rest break, we bade our fellow walkers fair wind and began our ascent of Binn Dubh. Surprisingly, this was not as difficult as it first appeared although after turning south past the second spot height the final climb to the summit cairn required a little more care and the use of hands in one or two places. The broad rocky summit provided fantastic views to the west such as those described in reports of the previous stages but also provided the first relatively unimpeded views across the northern edge of Lough Inagh over to the northern Mamturks. The views north over Binn Bhán’s eastern spur & Knockpasheemore towards Kylemore Lough & Killary Harbour were awesome in the late afternoon sunlight. To the south the final legs of the Horseshoe, Binn Chorr & Binn Doire Chláir awaited. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/115/comment/2328/
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