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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 Arderin List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 516m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76616 50065
Place visited by 146 members. Recently by: Podgemus, Dean, juliewoods, Gus, IainT, Lauranna, eugeneryan959, Ulsterpooka, marchiggins, Cathal-Kelly, JoannaS, Hilldweller, Peter Walker, millsd1, Geo
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Longitude: -9.859515, Latitude: 53.486321 , Easting: 76616, Northing: 250065 Prominence: 48m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 476593 750087,   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 516th 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 in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Reaching the summit cairn
 
Simple ascent from the west
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  18 Dec 2013
Driving towards Clifden along the N59, go 2km past the Benlettery Hostel and take the minor road on the right. I.5km along this, at point L750 499 A, there is a large space for parking on the right, which once marked the entrance to woodland, now harvested. Walk about 150m further along the road past the remnants of the forest and turn right into the open field. The going here is boggy underfoot but passable. Continue directly east and after about 500m the ground starts to rise steeply, but becomes much firmer underfoot. As you continue up the terrain is almost exclusively rock, especially close to the summit. When you crest the summit area you will immediately see about three cairns close to each other, none of which constitutes the true summit. Continue past these for about 100m and you will see a sharply defined peak of rocks topped by a cairn. From car to summit is a distance of just 1.7 km and took approximately 1.25 hours. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/420/comment/5179/
 
A fine mountain standing proud at the south west .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
A Twelve Bens taster .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
I approached from the west, via the narrow road t .. by csd   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
Binn Gleann Uisce is probably one of the most dul .. by mreeyore   (Show all for Benglenisky)
 
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