Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Lake District: Hartsop Round

Lake District: Raven Crag

Lake District: Northern Fells

A Memorable Grey Corries Day

Stob Coire Cath na Sine: View west along the ridge from summit

Slieve Donard: Ulster’s highest – a boggy, well-trodden, rounded seaside peak.

Agnew's Hill: Nice little climb

Douglas Top: Good views from so-so top.

Douglas Top: Simple, rather bleak little top

UCD Belfield Tour

Galtymore: Steep, airy and grassy highpoint of a long east-west ridge

Crockalough: Easy enough climb to nondescript summit.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Nephin Begs Area   Cen: Glennamong Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-WNN, EW-WNS 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Bengorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish (Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [OSI], 'the blue peak') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Psammitic schists, quartzites Bedrock

Height: 582m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: F92832 01328
Place visited by 147 members. Recently by: glencree, annem, eoghancarton, MJhayes, ryanguinness10, elizauna, pdtempan, Jimmy600leavey, ppatten, philmchale, Michaelmangan, upper, No1Grumbler, thrifleganger, Tran
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.633051, Latitude: 53.95026 , Easting: 92832, Northing: 301328 Prominence: 225m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 492807 801340,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bng582, 10 char: Bengorm
Bedrock type: Psammitic schists, quartzites, (Anaffrin Formation)

Walks: for a route taking in Bengorm, Corranabinnia and Glennamong, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 72-73.   Bengorm is the 330th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/309/
COMMENTS for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm) 1 2 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments
Emerging from the shadow of Corranabinnia .. by group   (Show all for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bengorm (<i>An Bhinn Ghorm</i>) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
Picture: Islands in Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick seen from slopes of Bengorm
 
Falcon's Crest
by pdtempan  25 Jun 2022
I climbed Bengorm on a clear, sunny day in May as a way of reaching the higher target of Corranabinnia. During the whole walk of 6.5 hours, my only human encounters were on the lower slopes of the mountain: a man working turf near the spot where I parked in Glendahurk and two ladies finishing their climb of Bengorm around midday as I was just 20 minutes into my walk. For the rest of the day I was entirely on my own, which seems to be common in these remote hills of the Nephin Beg Range. After heading east on a track climbing gently out of Glendahurk, I turned north towards Bengorm on a path through the turf cuttings in the townland of Oghilees.

Apparently this part of the range, the hills immediately north of the Newport to Mulranny road (N59) are known locally as the Oghilees Mountains according to Fiachra Mac Gabhann's Logainmneacha Mhaigh Eo. I thought the path would fizzle out as I left the turf cuttings behind, but it was more distinct than expected and was waymarked with posts pointing towards a mass rock. Alone? Well, not quite. There was a congregation of sorts at the mass rock, a small flock of sheep, which all dispersed and fled as I arrived but for one. I thought it might be injured or trapped between boulders, but it did eventually stir and seemed fine. The mass rock had a stone altar and was in good condition, so it seems to be visited regularly. Further up the ridge, around the 380m mark where it levels off briefly, I had another encounter.

I became aware of a bird of prey circling nearby and calling in alarm. It didn't take long to realise that the danger which it was trying to warn off was myself. I couldn't identify it exactly at the time, but I noticed that the wings were bent like an elbow so that the wing-tips were swept back at almost 45 degrees. I found out later that this is typical of the silhouette of a peregrine falcon. I stopped briefly to video it with my phone, though the video was more useful as a sound record of the call than for the visuals, as the bird appeared as a mere speck. However, I was able to identify this later as the alarm call of a peregrine falcon. I was a good 50 metres away from the edge on the Glennamong (E) side, but obviously close enough to its nest to be treated as a threat. Not wanting to cause the bird undue distress, I moved on as fast as was feasible on the steepish ground. I reached the summit of Bengorm in just under 2 hours and after a brief break continued to Corranabinnia. Magnificent views into Glennamong (the valley), E to Buckoogh and S to Clew Bay. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/309/comment/23565/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
What lies beneath .. by wicklore   (Show all for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
 
The ridge from Corranabinia to Ben Gorm beckoned .. by gerrym   (Show all for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
 
Bengorm has been the only 500m summit I have yet .. by simon3   (Show all for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
 
(part 2) From the summit the ridge continues for .. by gerrym   (Show all for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
 
COMMENTS for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm) 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007