Benbreen 691m mountain, Twelve Bens Ireland at
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Benbreen Mountain Binn Bhraoin A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Braoin [TR], 'Braon’s peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 691m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78311 51547
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Longitude: -9.834523, Latitude: 53.500006 , Easting: 78311, Northing: 251547 Prominence: 186m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 478290 751567,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbrn, 10 char: Benbreen
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

This peak is particularly impressive when viewed across the abyss of Mám na Gaoithe from Bengower. Braon can mean 'drip' or 'drop', but may be a personal name here. It is the basis of the surnames Ó Braoin and Mac Braoin, anglicised as Breen and McBreen.   Binn Bhraoin is the 126th highest place in Ireland.

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I came and left Binn Bhraoin via Binn Gabhar. It' .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin)
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Picture: Looking west over Tievebreen Forest from Bin Bhraoín's summit
eflanaga on Binn Bhraoin, 2006
by eflanaga  3 May 2006
(See Binn Gabhar for first part of walk) After descending north-face of Binn Gabhar on to col (470m) at 78306 51167 A the nine members of the Mid-Ulster Club undertaking the Glencoaghan Horseshoe started the ascent of the very impressive Binn Bhraoín with its three distinct tops. The 221m steep climb from the col is over loose shale and extremely rocky ground making the going tough, particularly in the hot weather conditions. A well-earned rest was taken on the main summit where GPS readings appear to confirm height at 691m. Here lunch was taken and plasters dispensed for blisters, one to a gentleman from Galway, accompanied by his friend, who we had met at the top of Binn Gabhar. We were to meet up with these two genial gentlemen at various stages of the walk during the day. The wonderful sunshine provided an opportunity for the mountains and valleys to present themselves in all their glorious splendour whether looking west across Binn Ghleann Uisce (Bengleniskey) and into the sun-drenched valley containing Tievebreen Forest. Northwest An Chailleach & Meacanach (Muckanaght) and north the imposing and impressive Binn Bhán were equally resplendent in the midday sunshine. To the northeast the Binn Bhraoín’s own ridge and its two other tops lead the eye to the sheer walls of Binn Dubh, BInn Chorr & Binn Doire Chláir that stand sentinel like to the north & east of the Glencoaghan Valley. Beyond these some of the Mamturks summits can be seen offering promises of more spectacular walking. From the main summit it is a relatively short drop, walk and climb up on to the Central Top. Trackback:
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