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Mourne Mountains Area   E: Binnian Subarea
Place count in area: 59, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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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: 350.6m,  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 81st highest in Ireland. Slieve Binnian is the third highest point in county Down.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian (<i>Sliabh Binneáin</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of the summit tors
 
Distinctive, steep-sided peak with interesting summit tors and stunning views
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Peter Walker, jackill  11 Sep 2023
With its summit tors, Slieve Binnian is a most distinctive peak in the SE Mournes. There are fine sea views; the Cooleys and many peaks and valleys of the Mournes are often up for close inspection too.

SE. Park at Carrick Little carpark at J34519 21890 starA, room for 10-15 cars. If busy, note that there is plentiful parking up the lane and at other locations hereabouts for £3 a day; please avoid parking at the roadside. Walk up the farm track, cross a stile and follow the Mourne Wall NW, the ground getting steeper all the time. The beckoning summit is Binnian E Top and, if you like, leave the handrail of the wall to take in this before rejoining the wall and heading for Slieve Binnian. 4km+ Allow 2hrs

SW. Park in the Silent Valley recreation area near J30747 20818 starB. Head for Wee Binnion following a wall on its SW shoulder. It's steep but rewarding. Continue your uphill slog along the wall to the summit tors of SB. There are alternative less steep trails if required. 2 to 2.5 hrs
Also from this starting pt. walk along the reservoir track as far as J32104 25606 starC before taking the obvious track SW and then S over Binnion's N tops before reaching SB after about 12k...3.5 to 4 hrs

S. Park near J31960 20933 starD and follow the trail north until you reach Wee Binnion's SW shoulder and follow the wall to the summit as described earlier. 2 to 2.5 hrs.
Point J32104 25606 starC can also be reached from J34519 21890 starA via a lower trail that skirts Annalong wood.

Track/2286 is an 18k loop taking in 6 mv summits and track/3381 is a long day out that takes in 8 summits. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/4839/
 
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