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Diamond Hill Hill Binn Ghuaire A name in Irish
also Bengooria an extra name in English
(Ir. Binn Ghuaire [TR], 'Guaire's peak') Galway County, in Carn List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 442m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L73138 57049
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Longitude: -9.914704, Latitude: 53.54819 , Easting: 73138, Northing: 257049 Prominence: 277m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 473115 757067,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DmndHl, 10 char: DmndHil
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

This is the westernmost peak of the Twelve Bens. On the north-west of Ballynahinsy [Ballynahinch], are the twelve high mountaines of Bennabeola, called by marriners the twelve stakes [i.e. stacks], being the first land they discover as they come from the maine (O'Flaherty, 106-07). Guaire Aidne was a king of Connacht. His name was a by-word for hospitality and generosity. He was known as ‘Guaire of the extended hand’. He is the title character in W.B. Yeats’ play, ‘The King’s Threshold’. He is also associated with Dún Guaire, a castle near Kinvara. Bengooria is an anglicised form of Binn Ghuaire. Oddly enough, the Discovery map shows the name Benhoowirra on the western slopes, which appears to be an alternative anglicisation of the same name.   Binn Ghuaire is the 693rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Ghuaire in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Diamond hill from Connemara Natioal Park car park.
 
A good introduction to hiking.
by TommyV  31 Oct 2018
This route starts and finishes at the Connemara National Park car park at L71020 57377 A. There is a figure of eight type trail that can be followed to the top which provides an alternative route up and down. From a distance, this hill looks a lot steeper than it actually is. It's waymarked all the way and has a lot of visitors so it's a good intorduction to hiking in Connemara for inexperienced walkers. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/comment/20133/
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Perfect for newbies
by stauntonrising  10 Mar 2014
I went hillwalking on my own two weeks ago and as an inexperienced hillwalker this was perfect from a safety point of view as it has steps running all the way up. It did make it a little boring though. At least i could find connemara national park on my GPS whereas the Twelve Bens I couldn't. Went to climb Ben Baun the following week and it was so misty ended up walking diamond hill again as it was only a 15 minute drive away. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/comment/15909/
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A nice hike on a well managed trail
by sophpow  11 Sep 2017
We took to Diamond Hill on a fine Wednesday in mid September, and even for a mid week mid morning hike, the route was busy with walkers. The hill is excellently managed, and makes for a manageable hike for most fitness levels, with a boardwalk and good path most of the way up, but slower progress near the top with a steep rocky climb to the summit. The one way walking system is great, as it prevents blockages and too much traffic on the trail, and there are some great views of the Connemara coastline, surrounding landscape, and a nice surprise of a view of Kylemore Abbey and Loch, which we had visited on the way. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/649/comment/19716/
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