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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 330 members. Recently by: Pazapas, doogleman, livelife2thefull, pmeldrum, nesa1206, trevorf, Grumbler, nupat, ilenia, eieio, magnumpig, seanmeehan, Cathal-Kelly, Peter Walker, finkey86
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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 483rd highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Access Road blocked - Lukes Bridge
by NeverAgain1985  14 May 2015
I was on my way towards Luke Bridge to climb Benbulben when I suddenly came upon a White plastic bag floating in the middle of the road on the straight just past the derelict run down building on Ardnaglass Upper, when i drove nearer I saw that it was tied on the middle of a mesh fence. There was no sign saying No Tresspassing, just the barricade. I was sorry not to take a picture. I found it quite difficult pull a U turn on this narrow road with my jeep, but after careful managing I got out! Landowners seem to be getting to all the access points now.

I was dissapointed to say the least so I just set out towards Glencar and did the Dooneens Walk route because I didnt want to waste the rarest opportunity of time off work. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/17983/
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Picture: At the northern edge looking towards Benwiskin
 
If Its Good Enough For Yeats...
by Aidy  17 Aug 2015
Approached from the newly included Benbulbin South-East Top starting out at point B on the map. From that summit, it was an easy stroll to the top. There were great views all along the broad ridge, and new ones from the top over Donegal Bay to the north. It is worth continuing past the trig to the top of the cliffs to the north to carefully peer over the edge at the land far below - a vertigo inducing sight. This is one of those iconic mountains figuring large in history and legends, which it feels special to stand on. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/18253/
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mati on Benbulbin, 2007
by mati  26 Apr 2007
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mati on Benbulbin, 2007
by mati  26 Apr 2007
sunny but windy and lots of looovely views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/2676/
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mati on Benbulbin, 2007
by mati  26 Apr 2007
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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 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/2911/
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