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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 287 members. Recently by: obrien116, thrifleganger, Jai-mckinney, padstowe, ShayGlynn, Carolyn105, leonardt, marcel, Liamob, conorjob, dregish, GSheehy, gwyniemac, Maire-Ni, odrisceoil146
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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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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   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
A nice hike on a well managed trail .. by sophpow   (Show all for Binn Ghuaire)
 
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