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Bennaunmore Hill An Beannán Mór A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Carn List, Rhyolitic lavas Bedrock

Height: 454m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W03505 81946 This summit has been logged as climbed by 54 members. Recently by: omurchu, brendevlin, chalky, melohara, liz50, ahendroff, simoburn, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, jacek22m, geohappy, Willyc, millsd1, frankmc04, turfymccloud
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Longitude: -9.405169, Latitude: 51.981715 , Easting: 103505, Northing: 81946 Prominence: 149m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 503476 582006,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnn454, 10 char: Benaunmore
Bedrock type: Rhyolitic lavas, (Lough Guitane rhyolites)

Bennaunmore is the 713th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bennaunmore in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Bennaunmore and Cappagh from Crohane
 
Unique area to the south of Lough Guitane
by ciarraioch  9 Oct 2011
Little to add by way of instructions to Conor74's excellent entry. This little mountain and the valleys to the south of Lough Guitane are known collectively as Cappagh (pron. KippOCK - a sure way of telling a native!), and the peak is just one of many items of interest in this vicinity. Bennaunmore itself is the stump of an ancient volcano. In addition to the six-sided rocks alluded to by Conor74, look out for the white easily pulverised stones, apparently the remains of volcanic ash. The valley was used in days of yore as a short cut from the Glenflesk and Sliabh Luachra area to Kilgarvan and Kenmare to the south. A rock by a barely discernable trackway, near W 038 812 A at the NW corner of Lough Crohane (if my memory is correct), holds the inscriptions of people who once travelled through this now-desolate valley. These include a 'DERMID O DONNOGHUE 1769'. The O'Donoghue's of the Glen were the local clan that managed to hold sway here despite the dispossessions following the Battle of the Boyne. The English administration was afraid to interfere with them, rough justice having being meted out to new settlers on this territory, and they were left in relative peace for a considerable period in the Penal Times. Geology, history and scenery in a most unusual setting. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/606/comment/6578/
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Kerry
by Conor74  23 Nov 2010
Came at this from the Lough Guitane side. After the TOP petrol station in Glenflesk, take the next left (signposted Lough Guitane) and drive past the Glenflesk Art Gallery. Keep an eye out for a white wall on the left with a gate about 500 yards beyond this, looks like an entrance to a private house but takes you around the east side of the lake. The road is very bad, if driving watch the shocks. Go through another gate warning walkers not to bring dogs and marked 'Private Property No Shooting' and park in field there. Walk along track past an old farmhouse with a red tin roof, and Bennaunmore is obvious ahead of you, rising between Stoompa East Top and Crohane, which apparently form the sidewalls of the prehistoric volcano crater, with Bennaunmore being the lava plug.

Walked up the valley on the east side of Bennaunmore, which leads steeply up a wooded glen. Lovely walk, though some of it on scree and broken rock which has fallen from the east side of the mountain. When the valley levels off, the columns of rock referred to by Richard Mersey and just about every writer who has walked along here are evident. When I reached the southern point of Lough Nabroda, I scrambled due east up the side of the mountain. This was rather steep and tested the ankles. One can also head on to Crohane lake.

Descended an easier route to the south of the mountain and towards Crohane Lake, from where one can return to the car along through a wonderful petrified wood between Bennanunmore and Stoompa East (in fact not sure if it's really petrified, but the trees are very gnarled - looks eerie, but great, in the winter), or one can ascend to the east and head up Crohane. Great place for a winter walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/606/comment/6163/
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sparow on Bennaunmore, 2007
by sparow  2 Nov 2007
Generally people come at this from the lough guitane side. We tried from the kilgarvan/kenmare road. You can park very easily in the forest across from the millenium forest and hike up through the forestry plantation (with all the scratches this entails). Once clear of the forest it's rotten heather covered boulders. Our intent was Crohane but the ankles wouldn't take it. So we did Beenaunmore instead - quite pleasant and easy. Fantastic views and feels very wild. Easy access, easy parking but route finding and terrain are very tough for the first few kilometers. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/606/comment/2878/
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Coming from Stoompa
by markmjcampion  6 May 2015
You can also come at this hill from the Stoompa direction. There's an easy descent down a wide gully on the south east of eskduff Mountain. After that it's an easy pull up onto B. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/606/comment/17980/
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