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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
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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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emchugh on Benbulbin, 2004
by emchugh  14 Jun 2004
Route we climbed was relatively easy going on a dry warm day. Spectacular views on the way up. Not much of interest on top . Followed N15 north about a mile past Drumcliff. Right turn at bottom of hill signposte Ballintrillick. Proceed .5 mile to right on road with sign reading 'North Sligo Water Works'. Proceed another .5 mile to fork. Pass over bridge. It might be prudent to park here. Walk on another .5 mile until road peters out. Cut across boggy ground and follow gully to the top. On top we chose to go right for Benbulben. Hang a left for Benwisken. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/991/
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mcna on Benbulbin, 2005
by mcna  24 Aug 2005
I climbed Benbublin on a beauiful calm day in July this year. We followed the forementioned gully to the flat summit but we walked across the boggy ground for about an hour or so to the trig point and then continued a bit more right to the corner of the mountain you can see from the road. the views were spectactular with amazing views over to slieve league. This mountain has been a soft spot of mine for many years so when I finally got to the summit on a fine day it was breath taking. It took about 3 and a half hours to the ridge from where the car was parked and about 2 hours back again (no stopping). the only downside was a heavy rain and dark clouds about half way up. It's very isolated at the top and I would be sure you had a good sense of your direction on the way across the summit. I wouldn't be experienced enough to do it on my own. But if views are your thing, this has to be one of the best in Sligo and surrounding area. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/1910/
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mart on Benbulbin, 2003
by mart  15 Aug 2003
The top is large, flattish and surrounded by sheer drops which means that in good
weather the views are exceptional and in mist the dangers are considerable. You need t
to climb away from the prow and walk along once on top. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/606/
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mati on Benbulbin, 2007
by mati  26 Apr 2007
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Picture: Benwiskin viewed from northern slope of Benbulbin
 
Access Update, April 2017
by murphysw  3 May 2017
We went to climb Benbulbin last Saturday, April 29th, planning to do it from the south side beside Belbulbin farm B&B, at Grid reference G684 451 A. There is a now a sign at the start of the laneway stating 'Landowner Access Only', and with a series of other warnings on it such as 'This is not a playground'. Its a properly printed sign, not just a scribbled effort, so someone has gone to a lot of trouble. We drove around to Lukes Bridge instead. It seems to be a different story here. Lukes Bridge is well sign posted from the main road, and there is plenty of parking at the bridge itself. There is also parking for a couple of cars further up the track at the concrete bridge and there were other walkers getting ready here. There was also a farmer moving sheep and he didn't object to anybody's presence. Coming back from the walk we bumped into another farmer driving up to the concrete bridge and he waved at us, didn't seem to mind walkers in the area. The walk itself was excellent, up the steep grassy nothern slope of the mountain (needs care, especially if wet), once you leave the farm tracks after the concrete bridge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/18906/
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Picture: Icing Sugar on the Ridge
Icing Sugar
by swoop  3 May 2011
I took this photo back in Feb, a cold day we decided to walk up NE side of Benbulbin. A steep grass bank, took forever and crampons were needed. Close to the top we were forced to decend due to heavy cloud, which dropped into the valley within minutes. The temp also dropped dramatically when the cloud cover enveloped the mountain. This photo shows the rock formation that the North side of Benbulbin is famous for. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/6335/
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