Ben Goram 559m mountain, Croagh Patrick Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Croagh Patrick Area
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 30, 31, 37, 38, CBE, CBW, MSW 
Highest place:
Croagh Patrick, 764m
Maximum height for area: 764 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 639 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ben Goram Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [PDT], 'the blue peak') Mayo County, in Arderin List, Pelite, psammite, limestone, tuff Bedrock

Height: 559m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L88771 80023
Place visited by 152 members. Recently by: pyreneenguy, LorraineG60, jlk, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, David-Guenot, pmeldrum, briankelly, ilenia, Atlanticstar, denisdeasy, eamonoc, geohappy, iashburner
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Longitude: -9.687191, Latitude: 53.75807 , Easting: 88771, Northing: 280023 Prominence: 74m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 488745 780038,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnG559, 10 char: Ben Goram
Bedrock type: Pelite, psammite, limestone, tuff, (Bouris Formation)

Ben Goram is the western spur of Croagh Patrick.   Ben Goram is the second highest mountain in the Croagh Patrick area and the 396th highest in Ireland.

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Picture: Ben Goram from the west face of Croagh Patrick
 
A rewarding way to access the Reek
Short Summary created by Onzy, jackill  19 Feb 2015
Park at L87542 80732 A where there is room on the roadside for 3 cars, or further up opposite some farmhouses, we sought and recieved parking permission at the fifth house just before the road becomes a farm track. Cross a sheepwire fence heading roughly north east across an open field by a fence. The ground becomes steep and rough with rocks as you slowly gain height to the summit cairn. You can also reach the summit via a car split and a long , rewarding traverse of the range starting at L94951 80955 B.
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Picture: Ben Goram with Croagh Patrick behind
A view from the west
by wicklore  22 Jul 2014
One of the main advantages of climbing the smaller Binnion hills, besides the enjoyment of the Binnion itself, is the sometimes spectacular views afforded by the smaller hills. This view of Ben Goram was taken 3.5kms to the west on Kinknock Hill. The uniform slope of Croagh Patrick rises uniformly behind, and from this distance looks grassy and smooth. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/345/comment/17562/
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Picture: Ben Goram and west coast from Croagh Patrick
 
Worth The Extra Effort From Croagh Patrick
by Aidy  9 Jun 2015
After ascending Croagh Patrick by the traditional route, continued down the west side on a steep, scree covered slope before making the short climb up to the first and highest of Ben Goram's double summits. Great views, similar to Croagh Patrick, but also giving a new viewpoint on The Reek itself. We kept going west down over diminishing bumps before a final steep drop to a minor road that took us back to the coast. There were new views on that descent over the previously hidden landscape immediately west of Ben Goram, where patchwork fields lapped the slopes of wilder hills. The only downside was the long walk by road back to the car park at the start of the pilgrims track up Croagh Patrick, but I thought Ben Goram well worth it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/345/comment/18015/
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david bourke on Ben Goram, 2006
by david bourke  23 Nov 2006
In January 2006 I climbed Croagh Patrick, with some fellow travellers from Sligo, via Ben Goram. The initial ascent is quite a stiff pull up and on the day in question it was not helped by the strong icy winds. However the surrounding views more than compensated. The route is less frequented that the pilgrim way and you are more likely to find yourself alone as you climb. The terrain is mainly peat and is thankfully not eroded. Let us hope it stays that way in the future. The picture was taken looking back towards Ben Goram on the final ascent of Croagh Patrick. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/345/comment/2556/
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Picture: Twin Ben Gorams
 
More Pap
by Onzy  28 Apr 2015
A view of the curiously paps-like Ben Goram from low on the Ascent to Croagh Patrick. These are actually 2 peaks here of roughly comparable height. Ben Goram is the closer, the higher, and the only MV peak of the two. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/345/comment/17959/
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Picture: Viiew back towards Croagh Patrick from Ben Goram
A grand day out in the west
by eamonoc  3 Feb 2019
A Christmas gift had deposited me in the luxury of the Westport Woods Hotel for the weekend, so with some time to spare decided to Traverse the Croagh Patrick Range from East to west, after a very Cold and frosty friday night drove out the R335 to Belclare Bridge. Had to walk up to Western way from here as the side roads were treacherously slippy, the climb up from the Western Way to Crott Mountain was fairly tough as there was Knee deep snow most of the way . From Crott Towards Lugnademon And Croagh Patrick there was plenty of snow to contend with but the day was fantastic with blue sky`s and Sunshine. Met a few people on Croagh Patrick then headed west towards Ben Goram, got hit with a fairly bad snow shower, the sky darkened and visibility was down to a few mts for about 15mins, but once cleared a return to blue skys and sunshine made for a fantastic finish to a wonderful experience, have had some great days out on Mountains both in Ireland and further afield but Saturday rivalled any of them. During the traverse on Saturday I reached a small Milestone as I visited my 1000th Mountainviews listed feature. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/345/comment/20396/
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