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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
Place visited by 347 members. Recently by: valerieh, Leonas_Escapades, upper, No1Grumbler, rayw, Barbaraduff, MCarroll70, GerryCasey, Carolyn105, trekker, thomas_g, marcel, markwallace, Johnnylayne, jm78
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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 487th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbulbin (<i>Binn Ghulbain</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: White giant above the plain
 
Remarkable mountain, watch out for access.
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, simon3, wicklore  18 Mar 2019
There have been access difficulties regarding this summit.
A simple approach to Benbulbin is to start at G684 451 A however some have found difficulties here. A track leads to fields below a steep, but not dangerous, climb up to the top of the Benbulbin - Kings Mountain ridge. Keep to the right of a small river gully on the ascent as this is where the track is. Near the top turn left to head west across the bog for a few hundred metres to the summit trig pillar. Beware of the sharp cliff drops which are so prominent to this hill.

Another route up starts from the north side near Luke's Bridge G6983 4728 B. You may encounter barbed wire strung across the road before you reach this point. According to MI May 2015, "Despite what it may appear like, that fence is to keep sheep in, not to keep walkers out and the parking area a couple of hundred metres beyond the fence is currently the main access point for ascending Benbulbin." (It should be noted that vehicle break-ins are far from an unusual occurrence here).

Fantastic views are to be had of the nearer Dartrys, as well as across to Slieve League in Donegal. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/5161/
 
Access Problems, Wednesday 17 August 2011 .. by Wildcat   (Show all for Benbulbin (Binn Ghulbain))
 
Climbed on Tuesday 26th May 09. Followed emchugh' .. by Geo   (Show all for Benbulbin (Binn Ghulbain))
 
Benbulbin (Climbed Sunday 13th) Started walk at G .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benbulbin (Binn Ghulbain))
 
Taken some 20 minutes after dawn, Benbulbin's dis .. by simon3   (Show all for Benbulbin (Binn Ghulbain))
 
Approach from the north. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Benbulbin (Binn Ghulbain))
 
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