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Dartry Mountains Area   SE: Manorhamilton Hills Subarea
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Benbo Hill Beanna Bó A name in Irish (Ir. Beanna Bó [OSI], 'horns of the cow') Leitrim County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Granoblastic quartzofeldspathic psammite Bedrock

Height: 415m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G85083 37726
Place visited by 44 members. Recently by: GerryCasey, ceadeile, melohara, rollingwave, FrankMc1964, magnumpig, jsg2307, marymac, eamonoc, Wilderness, Sao, conormcbandon, NualaMc, Hilldweller, Ulsterpooka
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Longitude: -8.229826, Latitude: 54.288122 , Easting: 185083, Northing: 337726 Prominence: 214m,  Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 585035 837728,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benbo, 10 char: Benbo
Bedrock type: Granoblastic quartzofeldspathic psammite, (Slishwood Division, Psammitic Paragneiss)

A battle which took place at the foot of this mountain is mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters under the year 1585. Previously Benbo 1 in MV.   Benbo is the 875th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbo (<i>Beanna Bó</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Manorhamilton, Dough Mt and Ballaghnabehy Top from Benbo
 
Enjoyable short walk.
by Harry Goodman  29 Jul 2013
Thanks to madfrankie we parked at a forest entrance gate G860366 A. We then walked NE up the road for some 250 metres to an opening on the left bordered on each side by a single corrugated iron sheet and athe time of our visit (April 2013), not closed off by a gate or any temporary structure such as the pallet found by madfrankie. A muddy track led us up a small field to a fence which we crossed and located a much more prominent track going NE (right) up through a copse of trees. What we did not expect was the quqlity and length of this track which soon led us out onto the open hillside and eventually on to a flat area of old turf cuttings where it peetered out. From here we climbed up a steep grassy slope towards an obvious dip in the ridge ahead where we came to another flat, but this time stoney, area. The top lay to our left up a short but steep rockey face. t summit area is quite flat and marked by a substantial cairn. From obsevation it appeared that the top, though only marginally so, lay about 30 metres SW of the cairn but in the absence of a GPS I was not able to take any readings to support this observation. The reward for this short climb is a first class panorama taking in the high Dartry tops, the Castegal Range and parts of Brefine. Once there it would also be possible to walk out past Black Lough to a marginally lower top Pt. 404. The walk to the top and back should take about 2 hours. As the starting point for this hill and that for Agow Top are only a short drive apart we climbed both on the same day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/761/comment/15054/
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