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Twelve Bens Area   Cen: Polladirk Subarea
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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 Connacht Province, in Carn List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 442m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L73138 57049
Place visited by 300 members. Recently by: Joshua3, david bourke, gmpr40, march-fixer, Tomaquinas, reidyden, Pinger, Hiker-bikers, edalyam, rgctobin, mrmikelennon, adam.mann, Oscar-mckinney, obrien116, thrifleganger
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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 764th highest place in Ireland.

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A good introduction to hiking. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Diamond Hill (Binn Ghuaire))
 
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   (Show all for Diamond Hill (Binn Ghuaire))
 
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