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Bunnacunneen Mountain Binn Uí Chuinneáin A name in Irish
Ir. Binn Uí Chuinneáin [logainm.ie], 'Kinnane’s peak’ Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Conglomerate, sandstone, mudrock, tuff Bedrock

Height: 575m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: L93896 57734
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Longitude: -9.601912, Latitude: 53.558963 , Easting: 93896, Northing: 257734 Prominence: 463m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 493869 757754,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bncnn, 10 char: Bunacunen
Bedrock type: Conglomerate, sandstone, mudrock, tuff, (Rosroe Formation)

The anglicised form Bunnacunneen appears to be a corruption. It would suggest an original Irish name *Bun an Choinín, which would mean 'the end or tail of the rabbit’, but the true name is Binn Uí Chuinneáin, 'Kinnane’s peak’. Walks: for a route to the summit from the SW, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 54-55.   Binn Uí Chuinneáin is the 349th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow the fence.
by garrettd  28 Sep 2014
I started the Drishaghaun circuit at the only place where easy parking can be had , at point L972570 E. Taking the concrete road up to a large, modern farm building, then through a small gate to the right of this and through two more fields and over the first of many wire fences to reach the mountain proper.

A relatively easy ascent can be made along the left hand side of the stream, which was a mere trickle on account of the prolonged dry summer of 2014. The summit of Ben Beg is soon reached and marked only by a forlorn collection of small stones. The descent into the gap below Bunnacunneen (does any other Irish mountain have five of the same letter in its name?) and subsequent climb continues along the line of fence posts. The old wire can be seen in places, coiled and discarded to rust for eternity.

The remainder of the circuit is relatively easy with small undulations and superb views out to Lough Mask to the east and Maumturks to the south and west.

What can't go unsaid is the staggering amount of fencing that covers almost the entire 13km circuit of these hills. The descent from the Lugnabricks takes you over no fewer than six wire fences if you take a direct line back to the start ,though you must avoid the cliffs to the north of the summit by heading east for 500m first. In one place there is a solid dry stone wall with two rows of barbed wire on top, which would not be out of place in a prison. All the money that has been spent erecting wire fences around here would be enough to build a children's hospital.

A lovely circuit of mountains somewhat spoiled by an unnecessary level of fence intrusion Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/318/comment/17694/
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