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Binn Mhór Mountain (Ir. Binn Mhór [TR], 'great peak') Galway County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 661m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L91841 49355
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Longitude: -9.630003, Latitude: 53.48331 , Easting: 91841, Northing: 249355 Prominence: 406m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491815 749379,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnMhór, 10 char: Binn Mhór
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Binn Mhór overlooks Mám Éan. This is the site of a pattern held annually on the last Sunday of July, known locally as Domhnach Mhám Éan and as Domhnach Chrom Dubh (MacNeill, 123). It is also visited on St. Patrick's Day and Good Friday. Roderic O'Flaherty wrote in 1684: At Mam-en, there springs out of a stone a litle water, named from St. Patrick, which is a present remedy against murrein in cattel, not only applyed, but alsoe as soon as tis sent for they begin to have ease. next Mam-en are the mountains of Corcoga, in the confines of Balynahynsy [Ballynahinch], Ross and Moycullin countreys, where the fat deere is frequently hunted; whereof no high mountain in the barony of Balynahinsy, or the half barony of Rosse is destitude (O'Flaherty, 121-22). This peak has been called Shannakeala.   Binn Mhór is the third highest mountain in the Maamturks area and the 172nd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhór in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: The impressive N slopes, as seen from the Western Way.
 
Some cliffs !!
by David-Guenot  6 Jun 2016
Thought I should share this pic of the N cliffs of Binn Mhor, taken from the Western Way, on the way back from my walk along the Eastern Maumturks (see track 3238). No wonder its name as this is an impressive mountain from both S and N sides. An interesting feature of this ridge is the contrast between the green pastures and hills to the N and the immense surface of rough bogland and its myriad of lakes to the S. Note that the light was much better on the way back from that angle. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/172/comment/18562/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Mhór in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Cloud rolling in
Maumturks Challenge part 1
by TommyV  5 Jul 2019
Climbed this mountain as part of the annual Maumturks Challenge organized by the NUIG Mountaineering Club. Starting at L96437 50008 A on the R336, Head South West to Corcogemore. At this point the clouds had closed in so it was a matter of navigating from the GPS, North West for about a kilometer before dropping to a col and a reprieve from the cloud, before climbing up into it again. Moving West along the range, I detoured a hundred meters or so South to take in the Trig point on Binn Mhor. Before joining the other challengers in the steep descend to the church at the col on Mam Ean. If undertaking this lesser visited section of the Turks, and you do not wish to retrace your steps, I would recommend a car drop at L92722 52449 B so you can simply drop down North East from Mam Ean to the car park. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/172/comment/20166/
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