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Dunkerron Mountains Area
Place count in area: 65, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Broaghnabinnia Mountain Bruach na Binne A name in Irish
(Ir. Bruach na Binne [OSI], 'verge of the peak') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 745m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80163 81388
Place visited by 134 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, nevgeoran, obanboy, Maire-Ni, Grumbler, John.geary, learykid, schwann10, Patbrdrck, Ulsterpooka, jamesmforrest, DNicholson, osullivanm, Bunsen7, GSheehy
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Longitude: -9.744421, Latitude: 51.972162 , Easting: 80163, Northing: 81388 Prominence: 290m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 480148 581448,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Brghnb, 10 char: Brghnbn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Ó Cíobháin gives Beann, 'peak', as the true name of this mountain. Apparently the name Bruach na Binne really belonged to a feature a few miles to the W overlooking the Bridia Valley and was mistakenly applied to this peak by the sappers.   Broaghnabinnia is the 81st highest place in Ireland. Broaghnabinnia is the most northerly summit in the Dunkerron Mountains area.

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Steep sided, flat topped and great views. .. by group   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
Mersey .. by Conor74   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
A classic case of biting off more than you can ch .. by Geo   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia) Picture about mountain Broaghnabinnia in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: First peak, from point C
New route, new perspective?
by Conor74  20 Aug 2010
Most surprised to read of David Herman's comment, I really like this mountain. For starters it is pleasing on the eye, it rears above both the Black Valley and Bridia Valley and stands out from its larger neighhbours, while those around it of a similar height like Brassel, Knocknabreda and Curraghmore seem content to hide amongst the Reeks and Iveragh Mountains.

Parked car at V8175 8218 A where road twists around a shed. There is parking for 4 or 5 cars here, and many more spaces a few hundred yards further down the road. Crossed 2 sheep wire fences each with one strand of barb wire, very easy mind, and made way across the Cummeenduff River. Fording was tricky, the water was only ankle/knee height in the dry weather but the rocks all seemed very soapy and had to be careful not to slip. However, the maps show a road to derelict houses further south which road seems to cross the river, so perhaps in bad weather use could be made of that route. From there made my way to point V8187 8171 B at the foot of a stream/waterfall which clearly scars the broad east/south east rump of the mountain behind the derelict houses.

From there, spent 50 minutes making my way up a very enjoyable scramble to a broad shoulder at V8134 8154 G as shown on the right hand side of Simon3's photo. Loved this part of the trek. The stream was dry, but room on both sides for wetter times of the year. Lots of sweat and lots of midges, so don't forget the repellent. Excellent views from that shoulder over the Black Valley, across to Stumpa Duloigh and north to the huge wall of rock above Curraghmore Lake and under Caher and Carrauntoohil.

From the shoulder one has a clear view to the apparent summit in the middle of Simon's pic and that is gained by a 15 minute walk across springy turf and heather. However, as is evident from that photo, this is a false summit, there is another good ten minutes of effort required before one makes the top - perhaps it was this false summit that frustrated David Herman. More excellent views, including a vista right down the length of the Bridia Valley and on to Mullaghanattin and the mountains around Glencar and Glenbeigh.

As night was closing in I had to descend at pace. Retraced my steps to the shoulder, but stayed more to the north of it this time and took a ramp from it at V8126 8160 H that leads almost due west across the east face of the mountain, descending all the time. From V8097 8176 I, made a beeline for the car. A few crags to negotiate, but made it down from summit to car in 50 minutes - though was on my own and moving fast. Again, care needed fording the river.

All in all, a real mountain that requires real effort and a fine scramble, but perhaps its prominence means its not the best for summit bagging, and watch out for that river and those midges. Linkback:
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Climb the nose of a westerly face. .. by simon3   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
Poor old Broaghnabinnia. Described by David Herm .. by simon3   (Show all for Broaghnabinnia)
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