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Bengower Mountain Binn Gabhar A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Gabhar [TR], 'goats’ peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78301 50644
Place visited by 330 members. Recently by: IncaHoots, abcd, Aciddrinker, PPruzina, PeakPaul, TommyV, Grumbler, damo11, John.geary, Dalcassian, Roswayman, fieldoptic, Jim Sheehan, trekker, GerSomers
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Longitude: -9.834022, Latitude: 53.4919 , Easting: 78301, Northing: 250644 Prominence: 196m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 478300 750664,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bngwr, 10 char: Bengower
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Erroneously marked as ‘Glengower’ on the Discovery series map. On the summit of this mountain you will find thrift (or sea-pink) in bloom during the late spring, despite the fact that it is far inland.   Binn Gabhar is the 172nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Gabhar in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Bengower (Binn Gabhar) North-Face
 
eflanaga on Binn Gabhar, 2006
by eflanaga  3 May 2006
As part of a walking weekend organised by The Mid-Ulster Wlaking club Binn Gabhar was the first peak tackled in a Glencoaghan Horseshoe Walk. Started the circuit at 80057 48570 A - 33m(Derrynavglaun) which is located up lane (first left after Benlettery Youth Hostel on N59). Point is at a junction on lane where there is enough room to park a few cars without causing an obstruction. Nine of us backtracked for about three hundred metres past house on right and at end of fence turned right up onto lower slopes of Binn Gabhar. A fairly straight forward, albeit challenging climb over increasingly firmer and rockier ground as you rise, past level area at 78422 49990 B (494m). Eventually spilled on to the wide top where there appear to be three high points vying for summit honours. The most obvious, and broadest, 78318 50642 C (appears to be the highest as GPS reading here was 665m here, while 658m & 661m respectively at two high points to the left (west) overloking Binn Leitrí. Descent down steep north-face was fairly difficult at times requiring some scrambling skills but all made it safe and sound onto col below Binn Bhraoín the next challenge in the walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/2324/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Gabhar in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
csd on Binn Gabhar, 2003
by csd  16 Feb 2003
If you've climbed Benlettery you might as well do this one too! Interested in any ideas of what the "safe" way from Bengower to Benbreen is. Pic shows Benbreen to the middle/left, Bengower to the extreme right, taken from the track from Benlettery (15.02.2003) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/325/
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