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Inishowen Area   NW: Urris Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 614.6m
Maximum height for area: 614.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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Bulbin Hill An Bholbain A name in Irish Ir. An Bholbain [logainm.ie], meaning uncertain Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 494m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C35700 42200
Place visited by 46 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, sharonporter, eamonoc, Fergalh, madfrankie, scottwalker, marcellawalking, twilawalking, gerwalking, scapania, Hilltop-Harrier, sperrinlad, Apple, simon3, MichaelE
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Longitude: -7.439798, Latitude: 55.225524 , Easting: 235700, Northing: 442200 Prominence: 299m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 635641 942179,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bulbin, 10 char: Bulbin
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

The element bolbain also occurs in the names of two townlands in Inishowen, Bulbinmore (Bolbain Mhór) and Bulbinbeg (Bolbain Bheag), but the meaning of this element is unclear. An alternative Irish form, Cnoc Bulaba, is given by Charles McGlinchey in An Fear Deireanach den tSloinneadh / The Last of the Name.   Bulbin is the 588th highest place in Ireland.

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Lose one 500 metre hill then find a new one?
by three5four0  28 Jun 2010
After the OSNI dropped Benbrack to 499 metres, on their new sheet 26, it is perhaps apt that on reaching the summit of Bulbin the satmap gps twitched into life and gave a reading of 500 metres. To check the reading, i backtracked slightly to stand right on the spot height, thats marked on the map. Well, I would have, but it seemed to be mostly in the small tarn, mentioned in previous postings. With both a slight rise before and after the tarn (one crowned with a large cross) giving readings of 500 metres, it would appear the OSI may have taking the reading from the tarn itself. One for future visitors to check, of course it can't be claimed as a new 500 metre hill, till a nice new osi map proclaims it as such.

Started our ascent from C354432 starA (the previously mentioned holiday cottage), where there is space to park on a grass verge. Followed the track south west to a junction at C351429 starB, took the left hand track and followed it up hill on a rising traverse, through a gate, and at C351414 starC left the track and walked north east uphill, on a spur, to the summit. Great views of all the Inishowen peaks, particularly the Urrishills, Raghtin More and Slieve Snaght. Returned to the car by way of ascent Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/475/comment/5906/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bulbin (<i>An Bholbain</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Noel & Mickey arethey lost?
 
cjdonaghey on Bulbin, 2010
by cjdonaghey  28 Jan 2010
We were unfortunate as mist came in as we reached the summit what a location. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/475/comment/4377/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bulbin (<i>An Bholbain</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: The Urris Hills with Slievekeeragh in the foreground.
Breath-taking.
by jlk  8 Jun 2013
Super elevation, and panoramic views. Well worth the effort. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/475/comment/15014/
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