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Binbane Hill An Bhinn Bhán A name in Irish Ir. An Bhinn Bhán [SÓD#], 'white peak') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 453m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G83838 86968
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, BleckCra, gdg, leader1, eamonoc, IainT, madfrankie, melohara, johncromie, Aidy, hgboyle, markmjcampion, simoburn, chalky, Fergalh
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Longitude: -8.251662, Latitude: 54.730438 , Easting: 183838, Northing: 386968 Prominence: 138m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 583790 886960,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnb453, 10 char: Binbane
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

According to OG this name is derived from Benn Bogaine or Benn Baghaine, 'peak of the Cenél Bogaine'.   An Bhinn Bhán is the 724th highest place in Ireland. An Bhinn Bhán is the second most westerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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Steepish approach to relatively easy Carn. .. by group   (Show all for Binbane (An Bhinn Bhán))
 
Binbane isn't very high and it doesn't have steep .. by simon3   (Show all for Binbane (An Bhinn Bhán))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binbane (<i>An Bhinn Bhán</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Binbane towards the north.
 
simon3 on Binbane, 2007
by simon3  4 Oct 2007
If you approach Binbane from the Glenties - Mountcharles road the summit rises impressively from the bog. You may notice an odd thing. The southern side of the summit is steeper than the northern. This is extremely unusual in Ireland. David Kirk, occasional geological commentator in MV, tells me that the summit is made of "Gaugin" Quartzite but there is a fault so that the southern slopes are a gritstone. There was a major ice cap during the last iceage and this may have caused plucking to steepen the southern slope as well as the gritstone not being as strong as quartzite.

Apparently the Bluestacks are ".. a geological nightmare - with about 10 different rock types of different ages chopped up and re-arranged by a bewildering pattern of faults "

Our picture shows some of the quartzite part of the summit and looks towards another quartzite lump, Errigal (the whitish triangular peak on the left skyline). Going further right the next peak is Slieve Snaght and the much nearer slowly rising peak is Aghla Mountain.

Other views north included two of the main summits of the Inishowen Peninsula including the other Slieve Snaght and Raghtin More at 77.5k away (not in this pic)

One way up is approach it from the road to the north. There's space for 1 or 2 cars at around G 8408 8893 starC. Much of the way up is boggy underfoot. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/610/comment/2849/
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I saw the Light .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Binbane (An Bhinn Bhán))
 
You`ll never know what you will find in the Blues .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Binbane (An Bhinn Bhán))
 
A superb viewpoint .. by IainT   (Show all for Binbane (An Bhinn Bhán))
 
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