Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your device to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Faha Ridge: Testing ridge with narrow irregular path. Often extreme.

Hare Island: A very pleasant four hours

Iron Bridge, Croaghanmoira and Ballyteige circuit.

Garinish Island: White-tailed sea eagles on Gairinish

Slieve Carr

Knockbreteen: Be careful where you park

Mournes: Doan from Silent Valley

Whiddy Island: Easier than before

Slieve Gullion: New £5 parking fee

Cooleys: Carlingford to Longwoman's Grave

Crott Mountain, near Croagh Patrick, now demo

Kilbride Vs Imaal Firing Range Backstory

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Breifne Area   W: Benbrack Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 666m
Maximum height for area: 666 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Benbrack West Top Hill An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar) A name in Irish, also Munter Eolus an extra name in English For origin of name, see Benbrack. Munter Eolus from Mountaineering
in Ireland by CW Wall.
Cavan County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal Bedrock

Height: 463m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H06600 22100
Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: MickM45, Carolineswalsh, John.geary, Colin Murphy, trostanite, jlk, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, melohara, eamonoc, PeakPaul, Wilderness, frankmc04, Ulsterpooka, Garmin
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.89977, Latitude: 54.147922 , Easting: 206600, Northing: 322100 Prominence: 58m,  Isolation: 3.6km
ITM: 606548 822106,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnbrWs, 10 char: BnbrckWstT
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)

A little to the NW of the summit is Munter Eolus Lough, named after Muintir Eolais, a medieval population group who inhabited this part of Co. Leitrim.   Benbrack West Top is the 683rd highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/569/
COMMENTS for Benbrack West Top (An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)) 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
Easy but rather dull hill .. by group   (Show all for Benbrack West Top (An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbrack West Top (<i>An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)</i>) in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Munter Eolus Lough and The Playbank from Benbrack W Top
 
Unimpressive to look at but lovely views from top.
by paddyhillsbagger  23 Jan 2012
Perhaps the dull rounded top put off previous summiteers from commenting, but the short climb is worth it as panoramic views of the Cuilcagh Mtns and Bellavally Gap are a sight to behold.
If you follow walker_holick's directions on Bencroy, you can drive up to an unmarked single track road with some places to park at GR H 053 188 starB and GR H 064 206 starC. I left my car at the latter GR and following some recent rains, donned my wellies and headed North for the short but boggy and wet haul to the top.
The joy of having dry feet after doing 4 of the Breifne tops, including wading through the peat to the trig on Slieve Anierin is worth the effort as they are my garden wellies, perhaps I should invest in a comfortable pair for hillwalking?
The top is featureless but excellent views overlooking the small Lough and surrounding hills.
There was a small white marker stuck in a spot I thought wasn't the spot height marked on the map which I checked out anyway following the tracks (or rivers) of quad bikes.
I was up and down in an hour. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/569/comment/6661/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
(End of comment section for Benbrack West Top (An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2400 Summiteers, 1480 Contributors, maintainer of lists: Arderins, Vandeleur-Lynams, Highest Hundred, County Highpoints etc