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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From the side of Rocky
 
So many Binnians, so little time
Short Summary created by jackill  3 Sep 2011
Park at Carrick Little carpark at J345 219 A, room for 10-15 cars. Note the carpark fills quickly on weekends but it is possible to park on the roadside nearby.
Walk up the farm track next the carpark over a stile to open hillside. Follow a rough track beside a wall then forest then open ground. At J321 256 B on the col overlooking Ben Crom dam turn south and climb the steps towards the first rock outcrop.The steps stop at the outcrop. After scrambling over a distinct track becomes visible. this can be followed to the first Tor, the the second until finally arriving at the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/79/comment/4839/
 
We set off on 20th February from Carrick Little C .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
Carrick Little carpark at J 345219 A was the .. by wicklore   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
Top of Binnian, close to the end of a long but ve .. by Jaak   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
Slieve Binnian has several spectacular rocky summ .. by djouce   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
The views towards Annalong from the summit of Bin .. by shippy   (Show all for Slieve Binnian)
 
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