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Binn Chaonaigh Mountain (Ir. Binn Chaonaigh [TR], 'peak of moss') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 633m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L90037 51562
Place visited by 309 members. Recently by: magnumpig, ciaranfanning, jackill, Hjonna, clacon, justynagru, Aciddrinker, PPruzina, abcd, Grumbler, Wildrover, fieldoptic, briankelly, Roswayman, OisinD
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Longitude: -9.658057, Latitude: 53.502711 , Easting: 90037, Northing: 251562 Prominence: 108m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 490004 751581,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnChng, 10 char: BnChngh
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Walks: for a route along the ridge, taking in Binn Chaonaigh and Binn idir an dá Log , see Kevin Corcoran, West of Ireland Walks, 81-92.   Binn Chaonaigh is the 230th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Chaonaigh in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: View from Binn Chaoignah to Inagh valley and the Twelve Bens
 
HimiWack on Binn Chaonaigh, 2009
by HimiWack  12 Jul 2009
I did the Failmore Horseshoe on 14.June 2009. I started in the Failmore Valley by the streetbend where the Western Way leaves the little street. Followed the Western Way to the holy well on the col between Binn Mhor and Binn Chaoignah. Then i climbed in northwest direction beside a fence which leads me to te summit plateau of Binn Chaoignah. It takes around 1,5 hrs to get to the top of Binn Chaoignah. The wheater was clearing up, so i had beautiful views around, especialy to the Inagh valley and the Twelve Bens. And i could see nearly the whole further way i had to go, via Binn idir an dá Log and Culog back to my car (Continuation on Binn idir an dá Log ) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/3915/
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csd on Binn Chaonaigh, 2003
by csd  31 Mar 2003
If you don't want to do the entire Maamturks ridge walk, a pleasant afternoon (assuming good weather) can be spent on the section between Maumeen and Mam Ochoige. Follow the Western Way signs as far as Maumeen and then follow the fence north up to Binn Chaonaigh. The picture shows the summit area looking East, with L. Corrib in the far distance. The small lake makes a nice spot for lunch if you started late. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/403/
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Silver on Binn Chaonaigh, 2005
by Silver  16 Mar 2005
Barrslievenaroy/Binn idir an da log mountain Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/1532/
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donieg on Binn Chaonaigh, 2008
by donieg  14 May 2008
Took part in a nice walk in the Maamturks on Sunday 11.05.2008. Weather was beautifull although a bit warm for this effort. Parked one vehicle at L873 519 A and then drove on to L892 495 B (maumeen) where walk commenced. Walked towards St. patricks bed & well before swinging left up towards Binn Chaonaigh. Took a number of waypoints on route - L90083 50632 C, and reached Binn Chaonaigh at 633metres, after a brief pause to admire the views we trecked on to L89525 52473 D, and then up to Binn idir an da Log at 702metres. Great views again in brilliant sunshine, on to L88272 53688 E, and L87517 53120 F, before decending to the road again and a welcome change of gear at our vehicle. A tough walk lasting almost five hours including some short breaks to admire fantastic scenery. Well worth the effort. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/3101/
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High mountain lochan
by ColinCallanan  20 Jun 2015
Beautiful little lonely lochan, not far from the top of Ben Chaonaigh
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Picture: Binn Chaonaigh from the SE, with Mam Ean below.
 
Some steep ascent indeed !!
by David-Guenot  11 Jun 2016
The ascent from Mam Ean is pretty steep indeed, particularly at the beginning. This pic was taken NE of Binn Mhor W top ans shows Binn Choanaigh's steep SE slopes and the lovely wee heart-shaped lougheen near Mam Ean. The Western Way is also clearly visible and provides an easy approach. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/225/comment/18577/
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