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Twelve Bens Area   N: Doughruagh Subarea
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Benchoona Mountain Binn Chuanna A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Chuanna [OSI], possibly 'peak of Cuanna') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Greywacke sandstone, siltstone, mudstone Bedrock

Height: 581m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76253 61704
Place visited by 175 members. Recently by: BarnabyNutt, srr45, Carolineswalsh, jimmel567, Wilderness, ahogan, elizauna, annem, mountainmike, derekfanning, fingalscave, Frankierooney, abcd, peter1, JoHeaney
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Longitude: -9.870483, Latitude: 53.591007 , Easting: 76253, Northing: 261704 Prominence: 36m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 476171 761753,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnchn, 10 char: Benchoona
Bedrock type: Greywacke sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, (Lettergesh Formation)

Cuanna is probably a personal name. A townland nearby is named Tooreenacoona (Tuairín Uí Chuanna, 'O'Cooney's green') [TR]. Around noon, I reached the summit: a rough broken tableland of flat rocks, perhaps a quarter of an acre in area, and planed smooth by the old ice. There was a single small cairn, and on its top sat a horned sheep's skull. I picked up the skull, and as I did so water streamed from its ragged nose-holes in sudden liquid tusks, and ran on to my hand and up my sleeve. I put it back on the cairn top, having turned it so that it faced eastward and inland, looking over miles of empty land glinting with lakes, on which thousands of wild geese over-wintered each year. The sun came out, breaking fitfully through the clouds and warming my hands and face. Seawards, I looked across the intricate tasselwork of inlet and peninsula. Close at hand, sheets of mica scattered the sunshine, so that even the dry rocks shone in the light (Robert MacFarlane, The Wild Places, Granta, 2007). Walks: for a route from the NE, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 40-41.   Benchoona is the 335th highest place in Ireland. Benchoona is the second most northerly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benchoona (<i>Binn Chuanna</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Eastern Ridge Approach
 
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by srr45  29 Feb 2024
Parking at the west end of Lough Fee and climbing the Eastern Ridge all the way to both summits. It is steep but not a problem however a careful descent via the same route. Not for a wet windy day.
I continued to Garraun and Altanagaighera and back to Garraun s top. Then down to the Col and pick up Doughruagh and South top. Big day as you need to retrace a lot of steps to Lough fee. All in all 1730m of ascent and 6 hours Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/310/comment/24147/
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I parked at northern end of Lough Fee ,at start o .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benchoona (Binn Chuanna))
 
Benchoona seen from Little Killary. .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benchoona (Binn Chuanna))
 
Spring Walk .. by maurice12   (Show all for Benchoona (Binn Chuanna))
 
We climbed this along with Garraun from Loch Muck .. by weedavie   (Show all for Benchoona (Binn Chuanna))
 
Great summit on a good day! .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Benchoona (Binn Chuanna))
 
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