the 12 Pins
The Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins (Irish Na Beanna Beola) is a mountain range in Connemara in the west of Ireland. Dedicated hill climbers can hike all twelve in a single day.
The twelve Bens are a group of small mountains that are the dominant feature of the Connemara countryside. They are easily accessible from the N59 or from the villages of Letterfrack or Recess.
While they are not particularly high, 730 metres is the highest peak, they provide excellent walking and climbing opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast.
They are very safe and you do not have to be an experienced climber to enjoy the wonderful scenery that you will be rewarded with.
As with all Hill walking it is recommended to take precautions with safety and respect the lands upon which you are travelling through.