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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
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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 989th 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))
 
Access issues and warning of rockfalls .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binevenagh (Binn Fhoibhne))
 
Friendship Club .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Binevenagh (Binn Fhoibhne))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binevenagh (<i>Binn Fhoibhne</i>) in area Keenaght, Ireland
Picture: Radharc ó thuaidh ó mullach an tsléibhe
 
PAAI ag dreapadh ar Bhinn Fhoibhne
by pdtempan  29 Jul 2021
Thaistil cnocadóirí Phobal ar a'n Iúl (grúpa atá lonnaithe san Ómaigh) ó thuaidh go Binn Fhoibhne i gContae Dhoire ar na mallaibh. Dhreap naonúr againn an sliabh Dé Domhnaigh. Lá breá grianmhar a bhí ann agus tonn teasa coicíse ag teacht chun deiridh. Thosaíomar ó gheata foraoise ar Bhóthar Leighery (C70303173 C) agus dhreapamar suas go dtí iomaire an mhullaigh, ag siúl siar ó dheas. Bhí lón againn ag an bpointe is airde ar bhruach na haille, áit a raibh radhairc mhaithe ar Loch Feabhail, go Inis Eoghain agus ó dheas i dtreo Bhinn Bhradach agus Sliabh Speirín. Ina dhiaidh sin leanamar ar aghaidh go dtí an lochán agus ansin go dtí an mullach (de réir na léarscáile, 385 méadar in airde). Bhí an tuiscint láidir againn go bhféadfadh an cnocán atá suite soir ó thuaidh den loch a bheith níos airde. N’fheadar an ndearna duine ar bith é seo a fhíorú le hionstraimí cruinne le déanaí. Chuamar ó dheas ag deireadh na n-aillte agus ansin thrasnaigh muid ó thuaidh faoi bhun na bhfiacal. Tá Binn Fhoibhne an-suimiúil mar gheall ar an dúlra. I measc na mbuaicphointí bhí fiacha ag grágáil, spléachadh gairid ar éan creiche, b’fhéidir fabhcún; fraocháin aibí, saileach reatha ar ardchlár an mhullaigh, go leor méaracáin gorma, tím chreige, odhrach bhallach agus boladh cnis; síológa aitinn ag pléascadh; agus leamhain (cinnabar nó burnet, níl mé cinnte) ag tuirlingt ar mhéaracáin gorma agus ar bhuachalán buí. Thóg an tsiúlóid 4 uair an chloig ar an iomlán mar thógamar go bog é. Chuaigh cuid againn ag snámh ag Trá Bhun Abhann ina dhiaidh sin chun fuarú.
For their latest outing, the walkers of Pobal ar a'n Iúl (based in Omagh) travelled north to Binevenagh in Co. Derry. Nine of us tackled the mountain on a warm, sunny Sunday as a two-week long heatwave was coming to an end. We started from a forest gate on Leighery Road and climbed up to the summit ridge, walking from north to south. We had lunch at the highest point on the cliff-edge, where there were good views across Lough Foyle to Inishowen and south towards Benbradagh and the Sperrins. Afterwards we continued to the lake and then to the 385m summit, according to the map. We had the strong impression that the knoll north-east of the lake might be higher. I wonder whether anybody has verified this with accurate instruments lately. We the descended south-west at the end of the cliffs and then traversed northwards below the fangs. Some of the nature highlights included ravens croaking, a brief glimpse of a bird of prey, possibly a falcon; ripe bilberries, creeping willow on the summit plateau, lots of harebells, thyme, devil's bit scabious and lady's bedstraw; gorse seedpods popping; and moths (cinnabar or burnet, not sure) alighting on harebells and ragwort. The whole walk took 4 hours as we took it a fairly leisurely pace. Some of us went for a dip at Benone Strand afterwards to cool off. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/860/comment/23229/
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Planned my approach using route described on BBC .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Binevenagh (Binn Fhoibhne))
 
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