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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 485th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Picture: On the Nose - Western Edge
 
Barnaribbon Approach
by swoop  9 May 2011
Myself and Zocolco had a 6 hours trek yesterday of Benbulbin , starting at south side gully, normal Grid Ref = G 689 45310 digit Grid Ref = G 68937 45368 A , Latitude = 54.35596 (north), Longitude = -8.47784 (west) Latitude = 54°21'21" (north) , Longitude = 8°28'40" (west) ,Tetrad = G64X star at : 210m . Climb to summit was not difficult , and amounts to no more than a steep hill walk. We proceeded to take in the northen ridges as far as valley before Benwiskin. What surprised us was the high winds on the southwest face, incredibly strong, and strolling the edge was not an option. This also made our return journey harder , so we decided to proceed towards Kings along the North east side of montain, very steep grass bank , but walking was easy along path. Apart from high winds ,the views are amazing , and the table top is expansive.
All in all , a long but easy trekking day. Started at 4.15pm , and arrived back to car at 9.50pm , still plenty of light. Lesson for the day, clam breeze at bottom doesnt always make for same at top!! Benbulbin aka Windy City. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/6343/
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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. Trackback: 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. Trackback: 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/2676/
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mati on Benbulbin, 2007
by mati  26 Apr 2007
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