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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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A small but interesting Hill .. by group   (Show all for Benbo (Beanna Bó))
 
Ascent via the pallet gate .. by Klunk   (Show all for Benbo (Beanna Bó))
 
The John Wayne of the Dartrys .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbo (Beanna Bó))
 
Benbo is a small but shapely hill, rising above t .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Benbo (Beanna Bó))
 
walking aproach northern and eastern flank .. by tinapommer   (Show all for Benbo (Beanna Bó))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbo (<i>Beanna Bó</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Black Lough
 
Benbo
by GerryCasey  15 Mar 2021
Followed the same route up as gerrym parking at a small forestry barrier at G8441335925 C Right next to it is a relatively newly surfaced road leading directly up the hill for about 500M. At that point you turn on to the stone path/track gerrym mentions and follow that up for about another 400/500 metres before it eventually peters out. I continued straight up, crossed a fence and then started for the ridge and summit in a north easterly direction. Weather was awful, cloud, heavy wind and rain making visibility very poor so no views and navigation by sight difficult enough. Passed the lower cairn and Black Lough G8488437563 D before reaching the summit after about 70 minutes in total. Descended the same way. Will try it from point A on the map on a better day when there will be better visibility and views Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/761/comment/22608/
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