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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 48 members. Recently by: trostanite, Colin Murphy, abeach, FilHil, GerryCasey, ceadeile, melohara, rollingwave, FrankMc1964, magnumpig, jsg2307, marymac, eamonoc, Wilderness, Sao
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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 877th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Benbo (<i>Beanna Bó</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Viewed from the N near Agow Top.
A small but interesting Hill
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, Harry Goodman  29 May 2023
Park at G860366 starA, forestry entrance gate. Walk NE for about 200 metres and as the road swings left look for an entrance on to a muddy lane bounded on each side by a corrugated iron sheet. As off April 2013 there was no gate or temporary structure across the entrance. Walk up through a small field and past some thick whin bushes on the right. At a fence cross over and locate a prominent track going NE (right) up through a copse of trees. The track soon starts to zig zag up out onto the open hillside until it eventually peeters out among some old turf cuttings. Go NW up a steep grass and stoney slope to a notch in the ridge above. Once on the ridge go left up and through a a sheer rocky face to the summit area marked by a cairn. The true summit, marginally higher, appears to lie about 30 metres SW of the cairn. This is an excellent viewing platform which takes in the high Dartry Mts to the NW, the full Castegal Range to the W and across Lough Gill and Sligo Bay to Knockarea and the distant Ox Mts.
An alternative approach starts at G84451 36082 starB, where there is parking for 2 cars. Continue N up tarred road watching for a rocky trail on right. This will take up almost all the way to the top of the ridge to approx. G84136 37232 starC. Continue NE up gently rising slope (grass & heather) for about 1km, passing two false summits on the way. Linkback:
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))
Benbo .. by GerryCasey   (Show all for Benbo (Beanna Bó))
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