Benleagh

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Benleagh
Binn Liath
Cliffs of Benleagh II.jpg
Southerly cliffs of Benleagh as viewed from the Fraughan Rock Glen
Highest point
Elevation689 m (2,260 ft) [1]
Prominence24 m (79 ft) [1]
ListingVandeleur-Lynam
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°59′19″N 6°27′15″W / 52.98861°N 6.45417°W / 52.98861; -6.45417
Naming
English translationgrey peak
Language of nameIrish
Geography
Benleagh is located in island of Ireland
Benleagh
Benleagh
Location in Ireland
LocationWicklow, Ireland
Parent rangeWicklow Mountains
OSI/OSNI gridT038941[1]
Topo mapOSi Discovery 56
Geology
Mountain typeAphyric granodiorite Bedrock[1]

Benleagh (Irish: Binn Liath, meaning "Grey Peak")[2] at 689 metres (2,260 ft), does not have the prominence to qualify as an Arderin,[3] but its prominence does allow it to rank as the 125th–highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale.[4][5] Benlagh is situated in the southern sector of the Wicklow Mountains, and is part of the large massif of Lugnaquilla 925 metres (3,035 ft), Wicklow's highest mountain.[6]

Benleagh's southern flank forms the steep walls and cliffs of the hanging valley of Fraughan Rock Glen, which then falls into the U-shaped valley of Glenmalure below; Benleagh forms a "horseshoe" around the Fraughan Rock Glen with Lugnaquillia at its apex and Cloghernagh 800 metres (2,600 ft), to the south.[7] Benleagh also sits on a broad "spine" that links Lugnaquilla in the south, to Camenabologue and Table Mountain to the north, which circle the Glen of Imaal.[6][8]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fairbairn, Helen (2014). Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1848892019.
  • Fairbairn, Helen (2014). Ireland's Best Walks: A Walking Guide. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1848892118.
  • MountainViews Online Database (Simon Stewart) (2013). A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins. Collins Books. ISBN 978-1-84889-164-7.
  • Dillion, Paddy (1993). The Mountains of Ireland: A Guide to Walking the Summits. Cicerone. ISBN 978-1852841102.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Benleagh". MountainViews Online Database. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  2. ^ Paul Tempan (February 2012). "Irish Hill and Mountain Names" (PDF). MountainViews.ie.
  3. ^ Simon Stewart (October 2018). "Arderins: Irish mountains of 500+m with a prominence of 30m". MountainViews Online Database.
  4. ^ Simon Stewart (October 2018). "Vandeleur-Lynams: Irish mountains of 600+m with a prominence of 15m". MountainViews Online Database.
  5. ^ Mountainviews, (September 2013), "A Guide to Ireland's Mountain Summits: The Vandeleur-Lynams & the Arderins", Collins Books, Cork, ISBN 978-1-84889-164-7
  6. ^ a b Dillion, Paddy (1993). The Mountains of Ireland: A Guide to Walking the Summits. Cicerone. ISBN 978-1852841102. Walk 10: Ballineddan Mountain, Slievemaan, Lugnaquillia, Camenabologue East Top, Camenabologue
  7. ^ Fairbairn, Helen (2014). Ireland's Best Walks: A Walking Guide. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1848892118. Route 65: Lugnaquilla
  8. ^ Fairbairn, Helen (2014). Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide. Collins Press. ISBN 978-1848892019.

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