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Maamturks Area   S: Maumturks S Cen Subarea
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Binn Mhairg Mountain (Ir. Binn Mhairg [TR], 'peak of woe') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 612.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L90245 52016
Place visited by 230 members. Recently by: elizauna, osullivanm, mrmikelennon, a3642278, mcdonaghjo, mrfleetfoot, jlk, garv60, glencree, nevgeoran, GSheehy, annem, JoHeaney, Kirsty, No1Grumbler
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Longitude: -9.654969, Latitude: 53.506864 , Easting: 90246, Northing: 252016 Prominence: 21.92m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 490219 752038,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnMhrg, 10 char: Bin Mhairg
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Has been called Slievenaroy.   Binn Mhairg is the 262nd highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/252/
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Rocky northern ridge end, impressive cliffs to 3 .. by group   (Show all for Binn Mhairg )
 
A well worthwhile but neglected scramble .. by IainT   (Show all for Binn Mhairg )
 
Didn't bother with Binn Mhairg (I was in a group .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Mhairg )
 
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Picture: Looking east from Bin Mhairg
 
Nice little loop walk
by fkaatje  29 Jul 2017
In October 2009 I first visited Binn Mhairg and have been back a few times since to this little gem. After studying the map and observing the terrain, I opted for a nice little loop walk from the east, taking in both Binn Chaonaigh and Binn Mhairg. The east ridge of Binn Mhairgh is never too steep. Just be aware the short grazed grass on the ridge is very slippy when wet.

This scenic little walk gives a good impression of the beauty and roughness of the Maamturks. Views are outstanding all along. The walk is easily accomplished in three to four hours. However I'd recommend to add sufficient time to take in the stunning views and maybe do some additional exploring outside the trail (lakes and other summits / viewpoints).

The walk starts at the small carpark on the northeast side of Maumean col. You reach this carpark by following the Maumean signs from the Maam valley road. If you come from Maam Cross you take the small road left just before Maum bridge.

From the carpark you follow the road for a few hundred meters until the bend. Here follow the Western Way signs up to Maumean col. Upon reaching the col ascend straight north starting from the left of the chapel. A bit higher up you'll notice a fence on your right. You basically follow this fence, which you keep well to your right, almost all the way to the top of Binn Chaonaig. Note that the terrain right next to the fence is very eroded because most walkers simply stick to the fence. From the top follow the easy ridge to the NNE. Upon reaching Binn Mhairg descend its east ridge. Again there is a fence which you keep close on your left hand side and follow all the way to the valley floor.

The track is here: http://mountainviews.ie/track/3557/ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/252/comment/19615/
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07/02/09 - The Coum between Binn Caoinigh/Mhairg .. by aburden   (Show all for Binn Mhairg )
 
Seven years later, I finally made it down those l .. by csd   (Show all for Binn Mhairg )
 
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