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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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The final stop in an east-west trek involving Cor .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
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YouTube Turk Traverse
by CaptainVertigo  11 Oct 2014
There's something very special about the Turks and the Bens. You certainly realise that when you are up there. But it's not always easy to capture these things on video. And that's why Sharron Schwartz and Martin Critchley have done such a great job on their very popular YouTube Traverse of the Maamturk Mountains. If you haven't experienced the Turks and are planning to, this movie will give you both information and encouragement. It's a classic, in my view, the result of years of experience, creative talent and sheet grinding hard work.
Let me quote directly from the YouTube intro:
This is one of the toughest mountain traverses in Ireland crossing a glaciated terrain of precipitous corries, deep tarns, sweeping ridges, rocky plateaus, bog and steep grassy slopes. Situated in the timeless and beautiful landscape of Galway County's Connemara, this 25km route has over 2,300 metres of ascent, around a dozen summits and takes between 10-14 hours to complete. We opted to bivy overnight a third of the way along the route for added excitement.

Simon Stewart's excellent route card is essential reading for would-be trekkers and his website also gives useful advice about the conditions and terrain one can expect:

http://www.simonstewart.ie/Turks/turk...
Also see the blog:
http://kernowclimber.blogspot.ie/

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Interesting rock formations (part II) .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
Interesting rock formations (part I). .. by David-Guenot   (Show all for Binn Mhór)
 
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