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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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Remarkable mountain, watch out for access. .. by group   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Access Problems, Wednesday 17 August 2011 .. by Wildcat   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
Benbulbin (Climbed Sunday 13th) Started walk at G .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Dawn behind Benbulbin.
 
simon3 on Benbulbin, 2009
by simon3  20 Dec 2009
Taken some 20 minutes after dawn, Benbulbin's distinctive shape is set against the dawn of a cold, December day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/4304/
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Thursday 29.05.2008 a beautifull sunny day I deci .. by donieg   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
If you follow emchugh's route you may have missed .. by tightropetom   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
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