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Benbo Hill Beanna Bó A name in Irish
(Ir. Beanna Bó [OSI], 'horns of the cow') Leitrim County, in Carn List, Granoblastic quartzofeldspathic psammite Bedrock

Height: 415m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G85083 37726
Place visited by 41 members. Recently by: rollingwave, FrankMc1964, magnumpig, jsg2307, marymac, eamonoc, Wilderness, Sao, conormcbandon, NualaMc, Hilldweller, Ulsterpooka, frankmc04, Miranda, AdrianneB
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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 873rd highest place in Ireland.

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A small but interesting Hill .. by group   (Show all for Benbo)
Ascent via the pallet gate .. by Klunk   (Show all for Benbo)
The John Wayne of the Dartrys .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbo)
Benbo is a small but shapely hill, rising above t .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Benbo)
walking aproach northern and eastern flank .. by tinapommer   (Show all for Benbo) Picture about mountain Benbo 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. Trackback:
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