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

Height: 664m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78301 50644
Place visited by 353 members. Recently by: Chance, upper, Benbruce, magnumpig, No1Grumbler, obrien116, pcost, abeach, DNicholson, ShayGlynn, hivisibility, nolo, therealcrow, nevgeoran, mallymcd
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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 169th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/
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Fine peak can be completed in isolation. .. by group   (Show all for Bengower (Binn Gabhar))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bengower (<i>Binn Gabhar</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: View from Bengower north to Benbreen
 
Go down if you dare!
by Onzy  17 Mar 2014
The view shows the rather uninviting view from Bengower to Benbreen on a day with an interesting cloud inversion. This thankfully was not my route - I was headed for Benglenisky - but this is reputedly a tricky enough descent without being unable to see where it ends. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/167/comment/15930/
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Reaching Bengower, peak of the goat, from the nor .. by simon3   (Show all for Bengower (Binn Gabhar))
 
View of Chochan Horseshoe .. by aburden   (Show all for Bengower (Binn Gabhar))
 
Bare rock and scrambles .. by simon3   (Show all for Bengower (Binn Gabhar))
 
Finally got around to doing the Gleann Chochan ho .. by aburden   (Show all for Bengower (Binn Gabhar))
 
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