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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 Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G69226 46352
Place visited by 338 members. Recently by: trekker, thomas_g, marcel, markwallace, Johnnylayne, jm78, srr45, Pinger, Pazapas, doogleman, livelife2thefull, pmeldrum, nesa1206, trevorf, Grumbler
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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 480th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Remarkable mountain, watch out for access. .. by group   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Access Problems, Wednesday 17 August 2011 .. by Wildcat   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Climbed on Tuesday 26th May 09. Followed emchugh' .. by Geo   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Benbulbin (Climbed Sunday 13th) Started walk at G .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Taken some 20 minutes after dawn, Benbulbin's dis .. by simon3   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Bottomless Pit?
 
Approach from the north.
by Colin Murphy  14 Nov 2013
This approach from the north is equally good if you intend to bag Benwiskin or Annaccona. Parked at G 7090 4710 E. The tarred road peters out but continues as rough stones (but drivelable with care) for another hundred metres or so, where you will find a space to park a couple of cars. Head SE up a gently rising slope towards a gully, which eventually becomes steeper nearer the top, emerging at G7200 4610 F. If heading for Benbulbin, turn right and proceed on a SWW directionfor about 2km, following the steep slope on your right, then turnNW at point G 7000 4530 G again keeping the steep cliff on your right. The final 1.5 km is a long, gentle grassy slope which will take you all the way to the trig pillar. Like most mountains in this neck of the woods, the dull, falttish and almost featureless summit belies how magnificent the mountain looks from down below. It took two hours to reach the summit by this route. BTW, the entire plateau is pockmarked with deep bog holes, some of which are steeply sided and could be dangerous in mist. The one in the pic descended steeply into darkness and almost appeared bottomless! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/15255/
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