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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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A small but interesting Hill .. by group   (Show all for Benbo (Beanna Bó))
Ascent via the pallet gate
by Klunk  30 Aug 2010
Head out the Sligo road out of Manorhamilton. Cross the bridge over the Bonet and take the next left towards Dromahair. About a mile down this road you see a galvanise gate on your right with a wee road just beside it. Take this road and after 1/2 mile keep an eye out for a newish 2 storey house on the left. Just after this on the rhs is the 'pallet gate' referred to in earlier posts. Dont attempt to climb it as it is fairly rotten but still serving its purpose. Undo the rope on the rhs of the gate and follow the path up to the lovely oak copse. At this stage I forgot the directions in the earlier posts and just kept going straight up the hill. When you reach the summit of this hill you realise that you must descend again in order to reach the main summit. How bad. A lovely rowan tree, at the base of this unforseen descent, commands the grass beneath to grow a little lusher and one can understand why Oisins mother decides to place her baby under the care of this lovely tree. You see two greenish paths up to the main summit and I chose the one on the right. The sun was beating down on my neck and the steep (for me) ascent enforced many a wee rest to gaze back at the rowan tree. The views at the top were beautiful, mad shapes of mountains altogether. Best of all is the beautiful black lake at the top. Peeled off the sweaty gear and plunged into this lovely lake. Waist deep for me. Dried off letting the lovely breeze do its thing while I gazed all around me. Best walk I have ever had! Linkback:
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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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