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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 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   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
Autumn views .. by susanc   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/18798/
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On walk to binnian from silent valley, do not sim .. by craigo   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
On the approach track from Silent Valley car park .. by kendogbaggio   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
Take a break .. by paulocon   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
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