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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