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North Mayo Area   N: Benwee Head Cliffs Subarea
Place count in area: 19, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, EW-WNN 
Highest place:
Maumakeogh, 379m
Maximum height for area: 379 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 294 metres,

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Benwee Head Hill An Bhinn Bhuí A name in Irish (Ir. An Bhinn Bhuí [GÉ], 'the yellow cliff') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Binnion List, Psammites with rare heavy mineral bands. Bedrock

Height: 255m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22 Grid Reference: F81565 44279
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: oakesave, markwallace, jlk, jimmytherabbit, Djouce, elizauna, learykid, Aongus, bryanjbarry, eamonoc, Aidy, Caithniadh, Lauranna, justynagru, Fergalh
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Longitude: -9.821454, Latitude: 54.333462 , Easting: 81565, Northing: 344279 Prominence: 230m,  Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 481541 844280,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnwHd, 10 char: Benwe Head
Bedrock type: Psammites with rare heavy mineral bands., (Benmore Formation)

The environs of Benwee Head, with its cliffs, arches, stacks and islands, offers some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Ireland, with which perhaps only SW Donegal and Co. Clare can compete. To appreciate them fully, you need to see them from the sea. Benwee Head is in the townland of Kilgalligan, which has been studied in detail in The Living Landscape: Kilgalligan, Erris, Co. Mayo by Seamas O Cathain & Patrick O'Flanagan.   An Bhinn Bhuí is the 1272th highest place in Ireland. An Bhinn Bhuí is the most northerly summit in the North Mayo area.

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Benwee head and "eire" head .. by Kirwanjt   (Show all for Benwee Head (An Bhinn Bhuí))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwee Head (<i>An Bhinn Bhuí</i>) in area North Mayo, Ireland
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Benwee Head Loop.
by sandman  17 Aug 2018
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Head Loop Walk actually it is a little longer allowing for a visit to the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking.The trail head begins and ends in the village of Ceathru Thaidhg (F8207441993 starA) and includes the harbour areas mentioned in previous comment continuing on to the summit. Fantastic views well worth the trip. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/comment/16044/
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A spectacular landscape .. by Damian120   (Show all for Benwee Head (An Bhinn Bhuí))
 
Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy. .. by ucampbell   (Show all for Benwee Head (An Bhinn Bhuí))
 
Great coastal and inland views .. by Djouce   (Show all for Benwee Head (An Bhinn Bhuí))
 
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