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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
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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 80th highest in Ireland. Slieve Binnian is the third highest point in county Down.

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Steps to the top.
by Huskyman  4 Sep 2012
Not having been to Binnian for a while, I hope this is not the case.
It would be very sad if so.
The Mournes are mostly unspoiled by "un-natural" tracks and paths, the ones there have been made by passing feet. Let them stay that way.
If people need steps to get to the tops of summits, in my opion, they shouldn't be there in the first place. Linkback:
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Autumn views
by susanc  11 Nov 2016
Autumn colour on the hills opposite made the windy climb to the summit tor worth the effort. We just followed the path near the wall where work has been done to help minimise erosion by keeping you a bit further out. Linkback:
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New developments
by Mrswoodlands  22 Jan 2017
Climbed Binnion from the Carrick Little car park yesterday. We went up the Mourne wall as described by other contributers. While hugging the wall, as described, we noted a clear track not previously mentioned. We followed this hopefully and later on realised that is a new track as part of anti erosion works. We also noted that the descending path can be tricky to locate but currently this is not the case. There must have been some work to the whole track. It is still an exhillerating walk. There is also a recently opened cafe on the lane from carrick little car park. It is not too obtrusive in the landscape as it is an old cottage with an open fire that serves mostly warm drinks and was full of walkers warming up on their return. Linkback:
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Picture: Almost not like Ireland!
Fine views on a pleasant October evening
by wicklore  18 Oct 2019
A view north from Slieve Binnian, taken last Saturday evening. The panorama includes Slieve Binnian North Top (foreground, round hump on left) and North Tor (foreground rocky outcrop on right). Beyond this, from right to left, are Slievelamagan (702m), Slievenagloch, (586m), Slieve Bearnagh North Tor (732m), Slieve Bearnagh (739m), Meelmore (680m), Meelbeg (702m), Slieve Loughshannagh (617m), and the pointed summit in front of Slieve Loughshannagh is Doan (593m). In the distance out beyond Slieve Bearnagh and Slievenagloch is Slieve Croob (534m).
It was almost like it wasn’t Ireland! Linkback:
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craigo on Slieve Binnian, 2004
by craigo  17 Aug 2004
On walk to binnian from silent valley, do not simply disregard wee binnian, up its eastern side is a huge scar which makes for a short but highly enjoyable gully ascent. View from the top is not bad either. Strange how small it looks from a distance Linkback:
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Picture: View of Little Binnian dwarfed by the tors of Slieve Binnian from the top of Moolieve
kendogbaggio on Slieve Binnian, 2006
by kendogbaggio  9 Jan 2006
On the approach track from Silent Valley car park to Binnian for a days climbing. You can just see Little Binnian dwarfed by the south tors of Slieve Binnian. We decided stop off on Little Binnian and boulder for a while, as about half an hour after i took this picture the weather turned nasty when the temp dropped and the cloud base came right down over us.Decided to leave the tors for another day. It just shows to be careful in the mournes, have the right gear and most of all, know your limits. This very same day a man had to be rescued from Slieve Donard after falling and badly hurting his leg. It took 3 hours to get him down in the falling light. Linkback:
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