Benaughlin Mountain viewed from South Fermanagh in November 2007. (Cuilcagh can be seen on the upper left.)
|Elevation||373 m (1,224 ft)|
|Prominence||313 m (1,027 ft)|
|Location||County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland|
|Parent range||Cuilcagh Mountains|
|Topo map||OSi Discovery 26|
The name Benaughlin comes from the Irish: Binn Eachlabhra which means "peak of the speaking horse". Legends tell of a large, white horse (An Chopail Bán) which would appear on the slopes of the mountain each year on the last Sunday of July, and talk to local people. The mountain is also known as Bin Mountain to local residents.
The blanket bog which covers the mountain was used as a source of fuel for the wealthy landowners in the area who lived in the nearby stately home of Florence Court. A path known as the Donkey Trail meanders up the side of the mountain; this was the route used for bringing the turf down off the mountain side.
- Discovery Sheet 26 (Map) (Second Edition 2004 ed.). OSi.
- "DiscoverIreland.ie". Retrieved 2009-01-27.[permanent dead link]
- Lyle, Paul; Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (27 October 2010). Between Rocks and Hard Places: Discovering Ireland's Northern Landscapes. The Stationery Office. p. 7.
- Leonard, Philip (January 2007). "Kinawley". The Leonards of Kinglass. Archived from the original on 2004-09-11. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Benaughlin Mountain.|
- BBC Northern Ireland - Off the Beaten Track hike route with map
|This article related to the geography of County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|