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Sheeffry Hills Area   E: Glenlaur Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Barrclashcame, 772m
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 707 metres,

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Tievnabinnia Mountain Taobh na Binne A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Taobh na Binne [PDT], 'side of the peak') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Mudrock, sandstone, tuff Bedrock

Height: 742m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L88092 70654
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Longitude: -9.694052, Latitude: 53.673824 , Easting: 88092, Northing: 270654 Prominence: 37m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 488069 770675,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tvnbn, 10 char: Tvnbn
Bedrock type: Mudrock, sandstone, tuff, (Sheeffry Formation)

Walks: for a route along the main E-W ridge of the Sheeffry Hills, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 62-63.   Tievnabinnia is the third highest mountain in the Sheeffry Hills area and the 83rd highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Tievnabinnia (<i>Taobh na Binne</i>) in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
Picture: Tievnabinnia from Tawnyard
Bulky Sheeffrys summit
Short Summary created by Peter Walker  13 Nov 2018
Tievnabinnia is the easternmost of the higher Sheeffry Hills, a distinctly bulky eminence where gently grassy upper slopes contrast with a series of steep corries to both north and south of its generally east-west ridgeline. Said ridgeline declines gradually to the east over the lesser summits of the East Top and Tawny Rower, while rises slightly to the west to the higher tops of Tievummera and Barrclashcame. The whole range provides fine open walking, somewhat quieter than many other groups in the West.

Unless committed to a full traverse, the ascent will generally be made from the road to the south, approaches from the north being much more remote and untracked. From the road two ridges rise up to the summit, the combination being known as the Glenlaur Horseshoe. For the southern ridge, start at (L92123 68612 starA) and proceed upwards over Tawnyard and the South-East Top. For the northern arm, start from (L91990 69717 starB), wend your way up Tawny Rower before continuing over the East Top to the main summit.

The prospects from the ridge are excellent and extensive, with Croagh Patrick, Ben Gorm and the Devilsmother/Maumtrasna all being prominently displayed. Linkback: Picture about mountain Tievnabinnia (<i>Taobh na Binne</i>) in area Sheeffry Hills, Ireland
gerrym on Tievnabinnia, 2004
by gerrym  22 Aug 2004
Tievnabinnia is a big hill with steeply curving northern slopes and big ridges and a massive corrie to the south. From the col with Tievnabinnia East it is a short steep climb onto the extensive summit plateau, with the impressive sight and sound of the Glenlaur River dropping down the east face out of the brooding mist covering the top. A bearing of 288 will take you in the direction of the summit over gently rising ground, as near the top more eroded and stoney but good walking. I was fortunate that the weather lifted and I was able to fully appreciate the spectacular viewsfrom the top. North to Achill and Crogh Patrick, east to the East Top and Tawny Rower and west to the higher Sheefrys of Tievummera and Clashcarne with the deep corrie containing Lough Brawn (see pic). The most impressive view is south with the big ridge sweeping down into Glenummera with Ben Gorm on the other side of the valley and beyond to the 12 Bens, Mamturks and the big plateau of the Partry Mountains. From the top there is a vsible track gently dropping to follow along the steep northern slopes - could take bearing on little loughs half way along to Tievummera in very poor weather. See Tievummera for next part of traverse. Linkback:
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Picture: Summit cairn
Colin Murphy on Tievnabinnia, 2009
by Colin Murphy  4 Sep 2009
Approached from Tawnyard Mt, which was a 3.5km walk, a steep grassy slope starting at L888692 starC and a climb of about 150m eventually giving way to a long, broad and mostly gentle approach across a stony terrain then long grasses. Pretty dull top, broad enough for a hurling match, marked by cairn, but great views of Croagh Patrick on a clear day. Linkback:
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Extended Glenlaur Horseshoe
by alanjking  7 Sep 2010
Take the N59 from Westport towards Leenaun. At about six miles turn right as signed for Drummin passing through the village and on to Sheeffry Bridge. Park on the wide shoulder (3 - 4 car spaces) on the right side just past where the “cross country” or alternative Western Way meets with the road (915693 starD). Walking westward along a barely discernable track to a gate is the way to the open mountain.
Start climbing or continue and save the first climb for the first Col on your left. From there it is a sustained climb to the top of the plateau. Once on the plateau follow the curvature west until you reach the trig point at spot height 762 (Tievenabinnia). From here there are fabulous views to be savoured. Heading back east to spot height 742 marked by a kern opens up a wonderful panorama. The nearby peat hags provide shelter for a rest regardless of the direction the wind. From here, head south east across the plateau to the Col at approx 890:704. Be careful descending as it could prove slippy in certain conditions. Once across the Col head north east and follow the shoulder to the next Col at Lough Lugacolliwee.
After admiring the lake head directly south picking up and following the line of the “cross country” Western Way. The OSI markings in this case hide the fact that there is another small tributary of the Glenlaur following the same route. Keep to the west side of this tributary to stay away from steep gullies and barbed wire. Where it meets the Glenlaur is crossable in dry weather and a marker post on the opposite side indicates where a wooden step-over facilitates crossing the wire fence adjacent to the opposite bank. In wet weather it may be necessary to follow the Glenlaur upstream to find a crossing point and to avoid the wire fence. Once over the Glenlaur and fence it is only a short distance to the parking spot.
The walk should take about 4/5 hours and is about 16 kms. Because of their shape the Seeffry’s usually involve having to undertake a car split unless you wish to come back the same route. This extended horseshoe route takes in most of the ridge and only necessitates the use of one car. Linkback:
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weedavie on Tievnabinnia, 2003
by weedavie  24 Jul 2003
None of the summits on the ridge are named on the OS - but I've visited the grid references. Linkback:
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milo on Tievnabinnia, 2005
by milo  3 Jan 2005
14 (mostly Ramblers) visited this top while traversing Sheffrys e-w from near Tawnyard to Doo Lough on New Year's Eve. The impressive cascade was doubtless related to the New Year's weather. Top naming is interesting hereabouts. Whence was it obtained? Linkback:
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