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Dartry Mountains Area   NW: Benbulbin Subarea
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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
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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 486th 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   (Show all for Benbulbin (Binn Ghulbain))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin (<i>Binn Ghulbain</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
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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sunny but windy and lots of looovely views. .. by mati   (Show all for Benbulbin (Binn Ghulbain))
 
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