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Twelve Bens Area   SE: Glencoaghan Loop Subarea
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Benglenisky Mountain Binn Ghleann Uisce A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Ghleann Uisce [OSI], 'peak of the glen of water') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 516m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76616 50065
Place visited by 204 members. Recently by: mrmikelennon, farmerjoe1, Tuigamala, Kaszmirek78, SFlaherty, Kirsty, Carolyn105, maitiuocoimin, farmerjoe, NualaB, nupat, TommyMc, shnackbox, elizauna, chelman7
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Longitude: -9.85956, Latitude: 53.486329 , Easting: 76616, Northing: 250065 Prominence: 48m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 476590 750088,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnglns, 10 char: Bnglnsky
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Gleann Uisce, 'the glen of water', is on the SE side of this peak. On the NW side, in the townland of Barr na nÓrán, this hill is known as Binn Dubh or Cnoc Dubh. The distinctive green Connemara marble is worked in a quarry in Barr na nÓrán. The quarry was started by Thomas Martin in the 1820s [TR]. Walks: for a route to the summit, see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 146-50.   Benglenisky is the 520th highest place in Ireland. Benglenisky is the second most southerly summit in the Twelve Bens area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benglenisky (<i>Binn Ghleann Uisce</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
conorobyrne on Benglenisky, 2005
by conorobyrne  7 Feb 2005
A fine mountain standing proud at the south west end of the Twelve Bens. A previous comment suggested that it was hardly worth a visit - maybe not if you have done the whole Twelve Bens horseshoe, but if you are going up Benlettery and don't want to return by the same route I would definitely reccommend it. It is easily accessed from the saddle between Benlettery and Binn Gabhar (Ben Gower). After decending from the saddle the terrain is peaty and soggy in places. But this quickly gives way to firm rock and stones. Views from the top are excellent, especially south towards Rounstone and west towards Clifden. The decent on the south side of Ben Glenisky (Binn Gleann Uisce) is fairly steep but the terrain is fine (heather and rock mostly), but becoming boggy as the gradient levels out. The Clifden road is easily reached from here.
The picture shows Benglenisky viewed from the saddle between Binn Gabhar and Benlettery. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/420/comment/1467/
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A Twelve Bens taster .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Benglenisky (Binn Ghleann Uisce))
 
I approached from the west, via the narrow road t .. by csd   (Show all for Benglenisky (Binn Ghleann Uisce))
 
Binn Gleann Uisce is probably one of the most dul .. by mreeyore   (Show all for Benglenisky (Binn Ghleann Uisce))
 
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