Derryclare 677m mountain, Twelve Bens Ireland at
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Derryclare Mountain Binn Doire Chláir A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Doire Chláir [TR], 'peak of Derryclare') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 677m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81509 51048
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Longitude: -9.785748, Latitude: 53.496315 , Easting: 81509, Northing: 251048 Prominence: 129m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 481516 751074,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dryclr, 10 char: Derryclare
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Ir. clár can mean both a plain and a board. In the latter sense it can refer to a plank-bridge in some place-names. Thus Derryclare, from Ir. Doire Chláir, could either mean 'oak-wood of the plain' or 'oak-wood of the plank-bridge'. The name seems to have been transferred by the Ordnance Survey from the townland of Derryclare situated to the east to the mountain itself. In this respect the Ir. name Binn Doire Chláir makes much more sense as a mountain name.   Binn Doire Chláir is the 151st highest place in Ireland. Binn Doire Chláir is the second most easterly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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Picture: Binn Doire Chláir from Binn Chorr
eflanaga on Binn Doire Chláir, 2006
by eflanaga  3 May 2006
Having negotiated the peaks of Binn Gabhar, Binn Bhraoín, Binn Dubh and Binn Chorr the nine Mid-Ulster walking club members undertaking the Glencoaghan Horseshoe walk made their weary way down the 160+ metres of the south-eastern face of Binn Chorr to the col below Binn Doire Chláir 81248 51827 E at 550m. This left a final climb of some 120 metres passing a locheen on the way to the summit cairn, which would represent the final climb of the day. Another member of the club, who had a watch, which monitored our ascent throughout the day, was able to calculate that we had climbed some 1640m throughout the course of the Horseshoe walk. The walk itself was completed in glorious sunshine with the views from each of the peaks spectacular. Binn Doire Chláir was no exception. In the evening sunlight and to the east the Mamturks range lay invitingly. To the south-east Derryclare Lough was just one of many dotting the plains below, likewise to the west until blocked by the solid masses of Binn Leitirí, Binn Gabhar & Binn Ghleann Uisce. After reaching the summit there remained the long walk along Binn Doire Chláir’s southern spur until eventually we climbed laboriously down into the Glencoaghan valley near Bennaderreen Rock 81304 49547 F. On reaching the valley floor we re-joined the lane/road to the west and walked the 2K, or so, back to where the cars were parked. The entire walk took about 10 hours. It could be completed in less time, say around 8 to 8.5 hours by fit aand experienced walkers but as a walking club it is always important to maintain a pace, which suits all members. From my point of view this was one of the most enjoyable walks I have ever completed – fantastic weather, great company and above all spectacular scenery makes the Glencoaghan Horseshoe a must for serious hill walkers. Trackback:
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