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Bencorrbeg Mountain Binn an Choire Bhig A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn an Choire Bhig [OSI], 'peak of the little corrie') Galway County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 577m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81650 53297
Place visited by 135 members. Recently by: ilenia, Podgemus, tagoona, Wildrover, mdoc1969, shaunkelly, Cobhclimber, Cathal-Kelly, melohara, IainT, Caoilfionn, Martinpeak, ColinCallanan, ericjones, peter1
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Longitude: -9.784938, Latitude: 53.516483 , Easting: 81650, Northing: 253297 Prominence: 42m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 481626 753316,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bncrbg, 10 char: Bencorrbeg
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The Carrot Ridge (Meacan Buí) is an obvious nose of rock rising from Gleninagh towards Bencorrbeg. It is graded diff. and is 275m long. Tim Robinson's remark that the English name is a mistranslation is, uncharacteristically, off the mark. In fact it is a climber's name rather than a local name. It was named the Carrot Ridge by Joss Lynam and Liam Ó Réagain who believed they were completing the first ascent in the 1949. (In fact, they later learned that some Cambridge students had already climbed it in 1933.) Joss asked Liam what the Irish for carrot was, and Liam replied meacan buí. This is a perfectly good translation for the Eng. word 'carrot' and is listed in Dinneen's Dictionary.   Bencorrbeg is the 343rd highest place in Ireland. Bencorrbeg is the most easterly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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Picture: Coming off Bencorrbeg onto the ridge
 
smcbr on Bencorrbeg, 2009
by smcbr  20 Jul 2009
Went up Bencorrbeg on a fine July day, as the first uphill part of the Gleninagh horseshoe. Started near the Outdoor Education Centre on the R344, came up the forest path and over the bog, curving round and tackling the hill from about NW. Bencorrbeg looks like nothing looking back from Bencorr, but it is serious enough going up, what with soft ground, loose rock, and some interesting slabs to cross. Concur with other comments – I wouldn’t fancy coming down it, or tackling it either way in the wet or with poor visibility. The reward is tremendous views all round, and access to the rest of the ridge, which we found pretty good going compared to the Bencorrbeg climb. Came down off the east spur of Derryclare – hard work by that stage. Took us 8 hours plus. A great walk, but not to be underestimated. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/3946/
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conorob on Bencorrbeg, 2005
by conorob  19 Jun 2005
Should thhis mountain not be called by its correct name "Binn an Choire Bhig" as it is in the Gaeltacht. The Irish name means something, the English version does not. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/1768/
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aburden on Bencorrbeg, 2009
by aburden  3 Feb 2009
2nd Feb 2009
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Picture: Bencorrbeg (L) and Binn an tSaighdiura (R)
 
Working hard for your lunch...
by peter1  3 Jul 2015
Climbed this with two friends on a very calm, humid and midge infested Wednesday in July. The midges even followed us to the summit! We continued on in cloud and rain to Binn an tSaighdiura and Bencollaghduff to descend to the car at the farm in Gleninagh (A). An excellent and tough day out. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/316/comment/18167/
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