St Johnston - Carrigans     ~ Co Donegal.

Binnion Hill

Binnion Hill was mentioned in records from 1552 as being a part of the Parish of Taughboyne in the Barony of Raphoe.  In the Gaelic it is beinnín with an alternative rendering of Beannín.  This information has been obtained from the Onomasticon Goedelicum: locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae: An Index With Identifications to the Gaelic Names of Places and Tribes by Edmund Hogan S.J. (Dublin Hodges Figgis 1910).

Laccán referring to the district of Taughboyne, Ryemoghy and All Saints is now the Lagan Valley.

King James II climbed the hill during the seige of Derry in 1689.  He wanted a good view of the Laggan Valley and said it was a land worth fighting for.   The Laggan Valley is the most fertile part of Donegal.

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