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Slieve Binnian Mountain Sliabh Binneáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Binneáin [PNNI], 'mountain of the small peak') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 745.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J32055 23314
Place visited by 704 members. Recently by: derekpkearney, abeach, Carolyn105, Bunsen7, cdpevans, Haulie, elclaudio, MickM45, JRyan, srr45, Mags-Collins, ShaneMaher, dregish, amgall, GerryCarroll
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Longitude: -5.980057, Latitude: 54.141928 , Easting: 332056, Northing: 323314 Prominence: 281.88m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 731976 823320,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvBnn, 10 char: SlvBnn
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Also simply known as Binnion/Binneán. Dominates views of the Mourne Mountains from Annalong and Kilkeel. The folklore of Mourne explains the name Beanna Boirche as 'peaks of Boirche', a personal name. This character is said to have ruled his kingdom from Slieve Binnian. The name Binneán refers to the rocky tors which outcrop along the summit ridge. E. Estyn Evans, in his book Mourne Country, gives the name of one of these tors as The Buckie. In a discussion of the boats used at Kilkeel and other ports along the Co. Down coast, he explains the name as follows: Other variants of the lugger which old salts speak of, all of them of Scottish types, were the Fifie, Zulu, Banff and Buckie. One of the lesser tors on the long spine of Slieve Binnian is known as the Buckie, a name which was meaningless to me until I saw it from the east against the sky and recognised a vessel in full sail [Estyn Evans, 159]. On the facing page is a sketch showing Slieve Binnian's backbone seen from the east including the Buckie.   Slieve Binnian is the third highest mountain in the Mourne Mountains area and the 79th highest in Ireland. Slieve Binnian is the third highest point in county Down.

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GWPR on Slieve Binnian, 2004
by GWPR  21 Feb 2004
A view north along the crest of Binnian showing its Tors, with Slieve Bearnagh, Slieve Meelmore and Slieve Meelbeg in the background.
From Carrick Little Car Park to col between Cove Mt. and Slieve Lamagan and then south to summit Slieve Lamagan and Slieve Binnian and Slieve Binnian East Top before descent to Carrick Little. About 7 hrs.
A truly memorable walk in the Mournes! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/853/
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tsunami on Slieve Binnian, 2004
by tsunami  19 Nov 2004
Binnian standing tall over the Silent Valley and Doan. View taken from atop Slieve Loughshannagh on a fine autumn day. This view proves Craigo's point how small Wee Binnian looks from a distance, and also the fine ascent it provides to it's big brother. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/1330/
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NICKY on Slieve Binnian, 2006
by NICKY  28 Nov 2006
This is the No1 mountain in the Mournes. If you ever need time to yourself this is the place to be. I have never found it harder to leave any place on this earth. We climbed it from Carrick Little on April 15th this year and I have since spent the night up there. I would recommend this peak to anyone that hasn't climbed it, day or night! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/2565/
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djouce on Slieve Binnian, 2003
by djouce  30 Dec 2003
View of Wee Binnian as approached from Silent Valley Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/784/
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marymac on Slieve Binnian, 2009
by marymac  2 Mar 2009
On top of Slieve Binnian, does anyone ever think about Easter Island?? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/3616/
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darrenf on Slieve Binnian, 2010
by darrenf  8 Jan 2010
Slieve Binnian as viewed from the slient valley, clearly showing the tors on top in all thier glory... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/4349/
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