Twelve Pins

Irish Local Names Explained

Twelve Pins, a remarkable group of mountains in Connemara; should have been called the Twelve Bens, i. e. peaks. Sometimes called "The Twelve Pins of Bunnabola," in which the word beann occurs twice; for Bunnabola is Beanna-Beola [Banna-Bola], the peaks of Beola, an old Firbolg chief, who is still remembered in tradition. See Mourne.

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