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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 312 members. Recently by: Atlanticstar, rollingwave, aifric_n04, eamonoc, KevinRoche, grzywaczmarcin, Haulie, paulbrown, eoghancarton, FrankMc1964, niamhmc87, emermcloughlin, mickdylan, hgboyle, PaulNolan
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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 485th highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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I have nothing useful to add about any ascent rou .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
I climbed Benbublin on a beauiful calm day in Jul .. by mcna   (Show all for Benbulbin)
 
mart on Benbulbin, 2003
by mart  15 Aug 2003
The top is large, flattish and surrounded by sheer drops which means that in good
weather the views are exceptional and in mist the dangers are considerable. You need t
to climb away from the prow and walk along once on top. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/606/
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