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Mourne Mountains Area   E: Binnian Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 733 members. Recently by: Portosport, deirdremaryann, garv60, ConMack23, mush, maryblewitt, wintersmick, Kilcoobin, annem, Pinger, Cathal-Kelly, nolo, nolanlyn, SeanPurcell, pcman
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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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Distinctive, steep-sided peak with interesting su .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Binnian (Sliabh Binneáin))
 
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Picture: Ravens chasing peregrine falcon near Slieve Binnian
 
Ravens chasing peregrine falcon near Slieve Binnian
by mush  5 Aug 2021
Great walk up Binnian on the last of the hot days in the heatwave July 23. Had a lovely cooling swim across the Blue Lough after the descent. The best kind of wild swimming.

On the way up saw numerous ravens together, 11 or 12 at one point. They were circling and chasing a large raptor. Took photos with a long lens and it appears to be a peregrine falcon they were chasing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/23231/
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