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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Uí Chuinneáin in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: pic:Geansai, View from the summit
 
Superb Vantage Point above Connemara
Short Summary created by Onzy  30 Oct 2014
Bunnacunneen is a well located peak situated across the R336 to the north and east of the Maamturks range; It has a full 360 degree views from its summit. The views are stunning on a good day, taking in the whole range of the Maamturks, Ben Gorm, Mweelrea, Devil’s Mother, Maumtrasna and the Sheefry Hills, as well as Croagh Patrick and the Nephion Beg range.

The peak can be approached in a number of ways. For a quick ascent of Bunnacunneen by itself, the most obvious routes are from the west, parking along the minor road and following the south western spur, or the river valley itself which leads almost to the summit.

Another is from the Drishaghaun Valley; parking is difficult in the valley, but there are a couple of places at L97196 56996 A, and also at L9782 5684 B. From the first of these, cross the fence and contour west with a touch of north before reaching a river gully. Follow this gully northwest, contour around point 542 and head west to Ben Beg. Over Ben Beg head west; there is a descent of 140m before the pull up to Bunnacunneen. 1.45 hours should see you at the top.

Bunnacunneen is best combined with a number of other hills. The Drishaghaun Valley lends itself to making a compact circuit taking in Ben Ben, Bunnacunneen, its SE Top and the two Lugnabricks. This can be done in either direction, starting from the parking places indicated above. The entire circuit should take under 4 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/318/comment/5078/
 
Why would you go up Bunnacunneen? True at 575m i .. by simon3   (Show all for Binn Uí Chuinneáin)
 
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Bunnacunneen is a rarely climbed mountain in comp .. by mreeyore   (Show all for Binn Uí Chuinneáin)
 
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