Benbreen North Top 674m mountain, Twelve Bens Ireland at
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Benbreen North Top Mountain Binn Bhraoin North Top A name in Irish
For origin of name, see Binn Bhraoin. Galway County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 674m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78435 52185
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Longitude: -9.832977, Latitude: 53.505736 , Easting: 78435, Northing: 252185 Prominence: 16m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 478409 752202,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnbrNr, 10 char: BnbrnNrthT
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Binn Bhraoin North Top is the 154th highest place in Ireland.

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Simple, brief ascent from SW .. by group   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin North Top) Picture about mountain Binn Bhraoin North Top in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: The descent from Binn Bhraoin Northern Top to Maumnageeragh col
eflanaga on Binn Bhraoin North Top, 2006
by eflanaga  3 May 2006
Binn Bhraoin North Top marked the end of the fourth stage in a Glencoaghan Horseshoe Walk undertaken by nine members of the Mid-Ulster Walking Club over the May Bank holiday weekend. Having negotiated Binn Gabhar & Binn Bhraoin’s summit and Central Top (see for earlier parts of walk) we dropped down east towards Binn Bhraoin North Top passing a deep gully along the way. While not as wide as the Devil’s Coach Road (Slieve Beg in Mournes) it is certainly as deep or deeper and might offer a keen scrambler a worthy challenge. The views from the North Top are also spectacular – Binn Bhán more or less directly north across the valley rises majestically with Binn Fhaoigh an adjunct to its left. Binn Bhreac's domed summit closes the gap between Bin Fhaoigh & Meacanach (Muckanaght) its near neighbour. To the Northeast the drop to Maumnageeragh col and subsequent impressive steep rise up Binn Dubh beckons. Glencoaghan valley with its silver meandering namesake river and the bordering mountain walls of Bin Chorr & Binn Doire Chláir to the east and Binn Gabhar to the west were remarkable in their beauty on this sunniest & warmest of days. I delayed here for a while and then had to beat a hasty descent down to Maumina (Maumnageeragh) Col in order to catch up with the rest of the group, some of whom by this time were about to start their ascent of Binn Dubh the next peak in the circuit. This is easier said than done as care is neded during the climb down over rocky ground where keeping your hands free may be a good idea, particularly on the upper part of the descent. Loose rocks & shale is also encountered requiring due care and attention so as to avoid mishaps. Trackback:
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Binn Bhraoin (Benbreen) North Top is the summit n .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin North Top)
The day I was here I followed the Bhraoin ridge S .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Bhraoin North Top)
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