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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 328 members. Recently by: livelife2thefull, pmeldrum, nesa1206, trevorf, Grumbler, nupat, ilenia, eieio, magnumpig, seanmeehan, Cathal-Kelly, Peter Walker, finkey86, denisdeasy, gernee
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Longitude: -8.474196, Latitude: 54.364901 , Easting: 169226, Northing: 346352 Prominence: 61m,  Isolation: 1.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 569182 846353,   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 482nd 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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