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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: -8.474196, 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 484th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Geo on Benbulbin, 2009
by Geo  31 May 2009
Climbed on Tuesday 26th May 09. Followed emchugh's route from the water works road, without any difficulty and thanks to him for his excellent directions. At the end of the roadway, where it peters out before crossing the bog, the temptation is to make straight for the gully taking the stream down off the mountain ahead. From experience it might be better to aim slightly left as you cross the bog and follow the sheep farmer's Quad tracks if you want to keep your feet dry! Anyway, the bog is only a few minutes long and before you know it you'll be climbing up along the river and unable to tear your eyes form the view behind, which only gets better as you climb. If its a good day like we had, you'll kick yourself if you don't have a camera. The views of the cliffs, the sea, the South Donegal coast, all magnificent. When up on the plateau, we turned right and followed our noses up and over the little hill, then along a grassy pasture and further onto the trig point of Benbulbin, a trig point partially obscured by peat hags and not easy to see in mist I'll bet. From here we ventured further out to the "nose" of the massif at Theebaun as it's called on the 1:50,000 OSI at G 68304 46215 F. The panorama here will not disappoint, I can assure you of that, unless you have had your emotions surgically removed! We had lunch on a cliff edge rock and then returned to the trig point, where we decided to go on to King's Mountain. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/3787/
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