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Keenaght Area   Keenaght East Subarea
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,

Places in area Keenaght:
Keenaght East:   Binevenagh 385mDonald's Hill 399mKeady Mountain 337m
Keenaght West:   Gortnessy Hill 176mLoughermore 396m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
Place visited by 80 members. Recently by: Portosport, mullanger, BogRunner1, DavidHoy, dregishjake, dregish, Kilcoobin, LorraineG60, Kilcubbin, mallymcd, eamonoc, Teresa-ms, jlk, NickDown, eejaymm
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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 987th highest in Ireland. Binevenagh is the most northerly summit in the Keenaght area.

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Cliffs, woodland, a lake on top and magnificent v .. by group   (Show all for Binevenagh (Binn Fhoibhne))
 
Unorthodox Ramblings .. by Aidy   (Show all for Binevenagh (Binn Fhoibhne))
 
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Picture: View down a gully of some of the 'fangs'
 
Access issues and warning of rockfalls
by pdtempan  28 Jul 2021
Options for accessing the mountain are more limited now than when I was last here about 3 years ago. Walkers are no longer permitted to park at St. Aidan's Church (C678315 A), the car-park being marked as private, only for use of parishioners and visitors to the holy well. Furthermore, the path starting behind the church is temporarily closed because of tree-felling in the woods. We were told that the same applies to the path starting at Ballycarton Wood (C677294 B). Access is now possible from a forest gate (C70303173 C) on Leighery Road. This takes about 140m of ascent out of the walk to the summit. Rather than parking at the gate itself, where it's very tight, continue 50m round the sharp bend to a spot where there is ample space for about 10 cars, and then walk back to the gate.
Whilst I certainly wouldn't want to deter anybody from climbing this beautiful and fascinating mountain, it's worth saying that Binevenagh, like many craggy mountains, has rockfalls regularly. We witnessed a couple of medium-sized rocks break away off the main cliff and tumble down while we were sitting below one of the fangs. This seemed to be completely natural, not triggered by any human activity. We were not in danger, but could have been if we had been at the foot of the main cliff. So, a close-up visit to the crags requires some caution and experience. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/860/comment/23225/
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Planned my approach using route described on BBC .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Binevenagh (Binn Fhoibhne))
 
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