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Maamturks Area   S: Maumturks South Subarea
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Binn Mhór Mountain (Ir. Binn Mhór [TR], 'great peak') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 660.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 44 Grid Reference: L91841 49350
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Longitude: -9.630013, Latitude: 53.483253 , Easting: 91841, Northing: 249351 Prominence: 406m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 491815 749373,   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 178th highest in Ireland.

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Interesting rock formations (part II)
by David-Guenot  6 Jun 2016
A zoom on the rock formations mentioned on my previous comment... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/172/comment/18561/
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