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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: -8.474211, 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 484th 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 in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The extended gate
 
Access Issues On Benbulben
by pquinn572  9 Jan 2011
I went up to climb benbulbin using the easy and common route following the stone lane beginning at G684 451 A up to fields which lead to the easy climb up alongside the gully. However when I reached the top of this lane I was met by this picture. The gate was chained with paddlocks, it was extended even taller with welded spiked metal and was around 6 foot high. I realised that whoever had gone to this amount of effert really didn't want anybody on their land. Has anyone else encountered this and does anyone know why it was put up because I climbed benbulbin using this route in 2008 and it was clear. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/6193/
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