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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 303 members. Recently by: FrankMc1964, niamhmc87, emermcloughlin, mickdylan, hgboyle, PaulNolan, Reeks2011, NICKY, NualaMc, Sao, tommyclarke, Schweppee, supersullivan, AntrimRambler, Aciddrinker
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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 482nd highest place in Ireland. Benbulbin is the most westerly summit in the Dartry Mountains area.

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Access Issues On Benbulben .. by pquinn572   (Show all for Benbulbin)
PUT OFF .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Benbulbin)
A tough walk but well worth the view - 17th of Ju .. by Fatman1967   (Show all for Benbulbin)
I have nothing useful to add about any ascent rou .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benbulbin)
emchugh on Benbulbin, 2004
by emchugh  14 Jun 2004
Route we climbed was relatively easy going on a dry warm day. Spectacular views on the way up. Not much of interest on top . Followed N15 north about a mile past Drumcliff. Right turn at bottom of hill signposte Ballintrillick. Proceed .5 mile to right on road with sign reading 'North Sligo Water Works'. Proceed another .5 mile to fork. Pass over bridge. It might be prudent to park here. Walk on another .5 mile until road peters out. Cut across boggy ground and follow gully to the top. On top we chose to go right for Benbulben. Hang a left for Benwisken. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/402/comment/991/
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I climbed Benbublin on a beauiful calm day in Jul .. by mcna   (Show all for Benbulbin)
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