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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,

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Bencroy Mountain Gob na bhFiach A name in Irish
also Gubnaveagh an extra name in English
(Ir. Gob na bhFiach [PNCL], 'point/beak of the ravens') Leitrim County, in Arderin List, Sandstone, sandy shale & shale Bedrock

Height: 518m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H04554 19083
Place visited by 52 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, PeakPaul, ciaranr, sglennon, bryanmccabe, eamonoc, melohara, Lauranna, jlk, Cobhclimber, Hilldweller, FilHil, ckilm, mountainmike, frankmc04
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Longitude: -7.931125, Latitude: 54.12084 , Easting: 204554, Northing: 319083 Prominence: 83m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 604502 819090,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bncry, 10 char: Bencroy
Bedrock type: Sandstone, sandy shale & shale, (Bencroy Sandstone Member)

Also known as Gubnaveagh, which is also the name of a townland in the parish of Oughteragh.   Bencroy is the 510th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bencroy in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: which way to Bencroy ?
 
gerrym on Bencroy, 2006
by gerrym  3 Jun 2006
I approached Bencroy from the SW side of Benbrack, some 3 miles to the NE, following a waymarked trail which heads over point 415 m (078214 A), passes a series of little loughs and drops down to a quiet high road at 067205 B. From here there is a good perspective of the hill, with its gently sloping and heavily forested W slopes and the steep drops to the E. Follow the road towards the 4 sizeable transmitter stations nestling among the hills with good lines of sight E to W for thier signals. Alot of the moorland around here is posted as being part of an experimental grouse project - there are signs of release pens but i did not happen to see any grouse.
At the last base station turn onto the hillside and follow the forest edge for 15 minutes to reach the summit area of Bencroy. There is a small quarry high on the S side and a track drops down from here to the road and a carpark - a good access point to this and the following two hills of Knockacullion and Slieve Anierin, the views of which from atop Bencroy are quite impressive. Contour around the hillside below a series of rocky bluffs and then drop down to the col with Knockacullion. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/416/comment/2369/
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(Climbed 06.02.19) The third and final peak (See .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Bencroy)
 
I climbed Bencroy on 19 June 2008 as part of a ci .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Bencroy)
 
From Drumshanbo take unclassified road to Aghacas .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Bencroy)
 
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