Benbulben is well-known as County Sligo ‘Table Mountain’ located In Ireland. It is part of the Dartry Mountains. Benbulben was made as a result of the many different responses to erosion of the limestone and shale of which the mountain is created. Although there are no myths on the origin of this mountain but mountain itself has great literary and mythological significance which is worth mentioning. A hard and tough limestone forms the upper cliffs and precipices. Benbulben was created during the Ice age. It was initially merely a large edge; however the moving glaciers cut into the earth, leaving a dissimilar formation, now called Ben Bulben. These rocks molded in the area about 320 million years ago. Barytes was excavated at Glencarbury on the Benbulben range between 1894 and 1979. Benbulben has a unique variety of plants, owning some creatures found nowhere else in Ireland. Most of them are Artic-Alpine plants, due to the mountain’s height which made the temperature cool. These plants were put when the glaciers that created Benbulben melted. Insects, wild hares, and foxes live Ben Bulben. The Sligo Tourism office does not approve climbing Benbulben. There is though a twisted walk around Benbulben and Sligo Tourism Office can give you details of this.
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