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The sheer profile of Benbulben dominates the landscape around Sligo like no other place in the world. Irish myth has Benbulben as the place where Fionn McCool finds a naked boy wandering the hills and later learns it is his own son, who he names Oisin.   

This closeup of Benbulben shows the clear effect of time and the elements. The small white specs on the mountain are sheep and the photo was taken from the road leading to Gortarowey. 

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 This view of Benbulben is from Cartron Point. The water in the foreground is known as Horse Island and is exposed during low tide. The stone causeway at the water's edge is the main Sligo-Rosses Point Road.

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Sligo town with Benbulben in the background taken from Cairns Hill. On this beautiful summer day, the Hills of Donegal are clearly visible in the far distance just to the left of Benbulben.

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View of Benbulben from the north (or Donegal) side. The
effects of erosion are much more pronounced on this side of the mountain.

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The Atlantic Ocean on the left and the links of Strandhill Golf Club in the foreground provide the perfect setting for this photo of Benbulben.

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The dramatic shape of Benbulben becomes more apparent when viewed directly from the West.

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Dramatic photo of Benbulben's north face as the sun sets.

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Benbulben on a beautiful summer's day with Rosses Point strand in the foreground.

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The summit of Benbulben is shrouded with clouds on this photo
taken from the village of Tully, just south of Drumcliffe, looking north..

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Worn by time and the elements, the unmistakable profile of Benbulben
faces westward into the setting sun.

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The northern face of Benbulben in this photo from Bord Failte

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