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Benbaun Mountain Binn Bhán A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhán [OSI], 'white peak') County Highpoint of Galway, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic Bedrock

Height: 729m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L78558 53903
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Longitude: -9.831761, Latitude: 53.521238 , Easting: 78558, Northing: 253903 Prominence: 684m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 478534 753924,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbn, 10 char: Benbaun
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Binn Bhán means 'white peak' and is the highest mountain in Galway. You could say it is the Mont Blanc of Connemara. There is a lot of white rock here, mainly quartz, though this is more a feature of Benbrack. An odd thing about the Twelve Bens of Connemara is that nobody seems to know exactly which are the twelve peaks in question. There are at least 20 peaks with names in binn in this area. However, the notion of twelve peaks goes back at least to the time of Roderic O'Flaherty, who wrote in 1684 of the twelve high mountaines of Bennabeola, though he did not enumerate them (O'Flaherty, 106). In Irish the question doesn't even arise: there is no number, they are just na Beanna Beola, 'the peaks of Beola'. Beola was a giant and chieftain of the Fir Bolg, whose name also features in the village Tuaim Beola (Toombeola).   Binn Bhán is the highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 90th highest in Ireland. Binn Bhán is the highest point in county Galway.

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Simple ascent from NE .. by group   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
White it is ... .. by yambox   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Bhán in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
 
simon3 on Binn Bhán, 2004
by simon3  5 Aug 2004
This visualisation shows the main twelve bens from the east. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/89/comment/1051/
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Looking at the mountainviews with a fellow Mounta .. by wicklore   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
Driving along the R344 I noticed that there is ne .. by murphysw   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
Descent from Benbaun to Maumina col .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Binn Bhán)
 
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