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Beann South Top Mountain For origin of name, see Beann. Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 639m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V72817 75580 This summit has been logged as climbed by 94 members. Recently by: IainT, jacek22m, Wildrover, tommccarthy, jimgraham, melohara, PeteBog, ckilm, trekker, thomas_g, frankmc04, dodser, Colin Murphy, oldsoldier, aidand
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Longitude: -9.849371, Latitude: 51.918312 , Easting: 72817, Northing: 75580 Prominence: 64m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 472786 575636,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnSthT, 10 char: BnSthTp
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Beann South Top is the 221st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann South Top in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit with Mullaghanattin in background
First or last stop in the horseshoe
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  26 May 2015
This is often either the first or last top when completing the Mullaghanattin Horseshoe. For approach along horseshoe in anti-clockwise direction, see entries for An Cnoc Riabhach, Mullaghanattin etc. If you wish to do this in isolation, parking for a car or two may be found at V743 745 A. From here, a track leads along under a row of trees, turns left across a green field and then continues into the open countryside. Leave the track around V736 745 B and proceed NW up the grassy slope, which is mostly firm underfoot. The slope becomes quite steep after a few hundred metres and continues like this until V733 752 C, where it eases, and the final 300m to the summit is a relatively easy climb. The summit is unmarked, but is a relatively small mostly grassy area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/213/comment/4973/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann South Top in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Beann S to NW.
simon3 on Beann South Top, 2006
by simon3  14 Sep 2006
There are several ways up this mountain which is one end of the Mullaghanatin circuit.
Largish groups or any group that can fix a car split could walk in from the south as described by Eric for Beann. (On the main Sneem to Moll's Gap Road is the townland of Lettermoneel (OS Map No.78). From here take the ridge via Eskine, Knockarig & Faher Mountain.) Although I haven't tried it, probably it would be possible to get onto this ridge at Kealariddig for example through the forests at V721720 D or V722717 E. Very possibly a group could also get onto the ridge from somewhere near Gortfadda. Check it out and let MV know.

A group of up to 5 or 6 can go down to the junction at Tooreennahone (V747746 F). Ask permission at the last house before the junction. There is parking at V745745 G for 2 cars only just over the bridge on the lane SW of the junction. The walk starts further down this lane. Ask permission at the last house on the left. Shortly before you come to it a track starts off left uphill - this is the start of the route. (Also ask if you are doing the circuit anti-clockwise and plan to arrive back here.) The track is marked on the map and is shown correctly at the bottom. However the actual route diverges to the left from the map as you climb and go a few hundreds of metres. Follow the actual track, then gain the ridge and proceed to the top. (Do the reverse if coming down. Do not go East of the actual track.) Do not go immediately north of the lane SW of Tooreenahone.

Whatever you do around here, ask permission when necessary and respect the local landowners. Don't start large parties from around Tooreennahone. There isn't enough parking and for other reasons. There are alternatives. Let MV know of any changes.

This photo from the summit takes in the steep sided Beann SW top. Through the gap there's a fine vista of walking mountains, many featuring on this site. From near to far there is a bit of the ridge from Knocknacusha, Knocknagapple (one way up Colly from the Ballaghisheen Gap), the ridge NE off Colly and finally on the skyline, some of Meenteog (part of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/213/comment/2488/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann South Top in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beann South top from the west.
simon3 on Beann South Top, 2006
by simon3  15 Sep 2006
Walking up Beann South Top (BST) from the south you will be well rewarded in clear weather by taking the scenic route over the east spur ( height 531). There's a great view of Mullaghanattin. While BST will always play second fiddle to the other summits of the Mullaghanattin circuit, it does have a steep NE side. From there you will get an uninterrupted view of over 600m of mountainside, starting from "The Pocket" with its lush greens and meandering streams to the flanks with big outcrops to the bare summit. Very striking in the morning with the sun at your back.

This photo however, shows another point of interest, the west side of BST. The vegetation serves to emphasise the tortured shape of the sandstone rock layers. (The viewing point mentioned above for The Pocket is behind the top.) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/213/comment/2491/
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Geo on Beann South Top, 2010
by Geo  23 Feb 2010
Continuing our anti-clockwise journey around "The Pocket" we came SW then SE from Beann to Beann S Top. Its relatively easy enough going, at least it was for us in the shallow snow. When summit was reached, the next part of our day involved the only real navigation we did as the day was so clear. Having heard reports of access difficulties, we wanted to ensure we went far enough south from Beann S Top not to get into trouble. So rather than go for spot height 531, which by the way looks like it's the quickest and easy way down we made for spot height 381 instead. As you go further along this way it became clear where the way out was. You can now swing E from approx spot 381 down to a gate and follow the track you reach here back to the road, where your car should still be waiting to take you home from this magical place. All in all about 13km and 5 hoursof one's life well spent. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/213/comment/4429/
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