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Keenaght Area
Place count in area: 5, OSI/LPS Maps: 4, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Donald's Hill, 399m
Maximum height for area: 399 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 270 metres,

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Binevenagh Hill Binn Fhoibhne A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Fhoibhne [DUPN], 'peak of Foibhne') Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 385m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 4 Grid Reference: C69200 30200
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Longitude: -6.916383, Latitude: 55.114206 , Easting: 269200, Northing: 430200 Prominence: 170m,  Isolation: 7.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 669134 930182,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnvngh, 10 char: Binevenagh
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

According to legend, Foibhne, son of Taircheltar, was slain here. Binevenagh is unmistakable with its impressive basalt cliffs, 1235 ft. high, and a lower series of broken crags resembling fangs. Since Foibhne is a rather shadowy figure of whom little is known beyond his association with Binevenagh, one might suspect that this character has been created specifically to explain the hill-name, and that something else underlies the second element. At present nothing very concrete can be proposed, but it is worth noting the similarity in pronunciation to the second element of Rinn Seimhne (Island Magee), Muirtheimhne, Eamhna, the genitive form of Eamhain (Mhacha) and Samhna, genitive of Samhain.   Binevenagh is the third highest hill in the Keenaght area and the 983rd highest in Ireland. Binevenagh is the most northerly summit in the Keenaght area.

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Derry259 on Binevenagh, 2010
by Derry259  9 Jan 2010
On new years eve decided to finish the year by doing Binevenagh.Four of us set of from a very icy St.Aidans carpark up through the forest,upon reaching the stile at forest edge we turned right and passed the Mass Rock on our way to the shoulder which lead to the summit. Knee deep snow in places made the going quite tough,especially for Vinny who was climbing his first hill.... (or as he said "ive climbed two hills today .....my first and last") Because of the snow we took a gradual meandering route upwards,following a gully which zig zagged toward the summit...On reaching the top we took advantage of the picnic tables at a frozen Binevenagh lake to have our lunch.(Brendan enjoyed his more than usual after making his older???? brother Anthony carry all in one rucksack) After spending some time taking in the stunning views including The Sperrins,Antrim Hills,Hills of Donegal and the winding river Roe , we descended through the forest mentioned in previous review and back to the car.....A good way to finish the year apart from myself and Anthony landing on our backsides as we left the graveyard at St Aidans.......... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/860/comment/4351/
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Gentle walk with great views
by Derry_Danderer  2 Oct 2013
Despite seeing this promontory daily from where I live I only walked this hill last year for the first time.
Having parked on the Leighry road at C703 317 A I went through the car barrier and onto the path. I decided to take the long the straight path uphill heading South South West, at its end you'll reach a T-junction, take a right where it turns into a logging track.
You can then pick your way across here East-bound where you can either skirt around the trees, take a path through or make your own way. Follow the cliff top path along as far as you want to go, while enjoying the expansive view laid out in front of you. I carried on beyond the lake and if you're lucky you might get treated to a display from either the local glider club or birds of prey circling above as I did
I returned by mostly retracing my steps however there is an obvious well marked path through the forest to the forestry maintenance track at the bottom if you want to try another route. From here it is only a few hundred yards back to the car. A short gentle walk with good ground underfoot and no slopes to trouble most people. It offers a great reward of a view from Derry, Donegal, the North coast and some Scottish Islands on a very clear day Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/860/comment/15209/
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Trig Point activation with Amateur radio
by Claybird007  25 Mar 2016
This was our first attempt at activating using radio the trig point on this magnificent mountain. We parked at the car park at the lough and walked the route north and then west to find the position of the trig. The views are amazing and breath taking with the entire Lough Foyle in your face. A very nice location and well worth the clim to the trig. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/860/comment/18470/
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