Diamond Hill (Ireland)
Diamond Hill from Connemara National Park visitor centre.
|Elevation||442 m (1,450 ft) |
|Prominence||277 m (909 ft) |
|Translation||Guaire's peak (Irish)|
The English meaning of Binn Ghuaire is Guaire's peak; it is uncertain which Guaire is meant; it very likely relates to the surname rather than to the seventh-century king of Connachta, Guaire Aidni. The hill was also known as Bengooria, an anglicized form of the Irish name.
Access to the summit
The walk which leads from the National Park visitor centre (Letterfrack) up to the summit does not require any special hiking ability, but is advisable wearing a proper outdoor clothing and being reasonably well trained. The complete signposted walk is composed of a Lower Diamond Hill Walk (3 km long) and an Upper Diamond Hill Walk (3.7 km long) which reaches the summit. Diamond Hill is a popular walking destination and attracts both Irish hikers and foreign tourists.
Diamond hill and its surrounding area is part of the Connemara National Park.
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