Benbulbin 526m mountain, Dartry Mountains Ireland at
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Benbulbin Mountain Binn Ghulbain A name in Irish
also Benbulben an extra name in English
(Ir. Binn Ghulbain [GE], 'Gulban’s peak' or 'jaw-shaped peak') Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G69226 46352
Place visited by 313 members. Recently by: arderincorbett, Atlanticstar, rollingwave, aifric_n04, eamonoc, KevinRoche, grzywaczmarcin, Haulie, paulbrown, eoghancarton, FrankMc1964, niamhmc87, emermcloughlin, mickdylan, hgboyle
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Longitude: -8.474211, Latitude: 54.364892 , Easting: 169226, Northing: 346352 Prominence: 61m,  Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 569181 846352,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnblbn, 10 char: Benbulbin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Benbulbin, with its limestone escarpment resembling the prow of a ship, is one of the most recognisable Irish mountains. It is also steeped in legend. It takes its name from Conall Gulban, son of Niall of the Nine hostages, who was fostered here. Fionn Mac Cumhaill finds his son Oisín naked under a rowan tree on Benbulben, having not seen him for seven years. It is also the spot where Diarmuid Ó Duibhne is finally killed by a boar, after he and Gráinne have been pursued for many years throughout Ireland by Fionn. Sometimes spelt Benbulben.   Benbulbin is the 484th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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joemurray110277 on Benbulbin, 2007
by joemurray110277  23 Nov 2007
Just moved to sligo this summer and have been admiring benbulbin for ages when I woke up to clear blue skies on a cold november morning so I thought what the hell give it a go. I followed emchugh directions and they were fairly accurate. One piece of advice, don't bring the dog, when we finally got up to the plateau the little git decided to run halfway down the mountain and chase a flock of sheep all the way round to the western slopes. Anyway after over an hour of not enjoying the spectacular views or taking the obligatory photo on the summit but instead pannicking that he had either a) eaten a load of mutton, b) chased the flock over a cliff like a load of lemmings or c) taken a digger himself. He finally came bounding up the hill looking a little worse for wear. So aprt from that a fun day out for all the family Trackback:
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hazyview on Benbulbin, 2008
by hazyview  15 Sep 2008
I challenge anyone to look at this mountain and not want to climb it! Best approached from the “sharp” end (off the N15). A number of different rough pathways. Views of the coast and countryside from the summit are unforgettable. Trackback:
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Picture: Elvis is Alive in Sligo
marymac on Benbulbin, 2009
by marymac  5 Jul 2009
On the 4th of July I was on Benbulbin, and being a Yank, was wondering how to mark Indepedence Day. I met a bunch of people from Donegal, one of whom whipped out the Stars and Stripes. I wasn't aware Barack had altered the layout. Who needs fireworks. Trackback:
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Picture: Glencar Where Are You
Wow ! Where am I?
by camlinramblers  5 Nov 2012
We climbed Ben Bulben in October 2012 and had planned to walk east from King's Valley. After five minutes we encountered so much dense cloud that we altered our route for safety reasons and headed north and west on a better known route. Later, the western wind dispersed the cloud to reveal again paradise on high! The accompanying picture captured one of those transitionary moments looking east from the area of King's Mountain over Glencar - but where is the lake - we know it is there? Trackback:
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Picture: Barnaribbon Laneway
Southern Gully
by swoop  9 May 2011
Starting point for 6 hours of trekking
normal Grid Ref = G 689 453 A
10 digit Grid Ref = G 68937 45368 B Latitude = 54.35596 (north) Longitude = -8.47784 (west)
Latitude = 54°21'21" (north) Longitude = 8°28'40" (west) Tetrad = G64X
Altitude = 210 metres
walk to end of lane , and then upwards keeping gully to your right. Easy safe climb. Trackback:
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mati on Benbulbin, 2007
by mati  26 Apr 2007
Safety First and... Enjoy!

Mateusz Stepien,
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