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Beennabrack Mountain Macha na gCab A name in Irish
(Ir. Macha na gCab [OSI], 'plain of the beaks') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 608.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46865 05372 This summit has been logged as climbed by 126 members. Recently by: IainT, Martinpeak, thomas_g, iridium77, Wilderness, gfmurphy101, melohara, PeteBog, frankmc04, PeakPaul, fingalscave, noelvontrap, jimgraham, Alatar, mcrtchly
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.239485, Latitude: 52.179367 , Easting: 46866, Northing: 105372 Prominence: 23.47m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 446849 605426,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbrck, 10 char: Benabrack
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

The Irish name Macha na gCab and the anglicised name Beennabrack have very different meanings. It seems unlikely that they originally referred to the same feature. An Seabhac gives the name Binn na mBroc ('peak of the badgers') for this hill (TCCD, 143, 233), which shows that Beennabrack is a corruption. He does not mention Macha na gCab.   Beennabrack is the 268th highest summit in Ireland. Beennabrack is the most southerly summit in the Brandon Group area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beennabrack in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: pic:padodes - view north from the summit
 
Easy Climb from the South
Short Summary created by Onzy,  20 Aug 2014
Beennabrack is situated on the southern end of the Brandon ridge just north of the Conor Pass.

The hill can be reached from a number of directions. Most easily, it is hard to ignore the Conor Pass carpark (Q490 056 A) - already at a height of c.400m, the summit should take no more than 30mins from here. Head west over An Bhinn Dubh.

More interesting is an approach from the north as the last significant hill in a north-south traverse of the Brandon ridge beginning at Masatiompan and ending at the Conor Pass. Any of the typical starting points for Brandon itself could be used. A full traverse of the ridge will take 6-7 hours one way.

A further approach is possible from the east - a circular walk beginning at Mullaghveal (Q470 068 B) and climbing north to Gearhane before swinging southwest along the ridge to Ballysitteragh and Beennabrack, descending to the Conor Pass and returning via the Cloghane Valley. Allow 4-5 hours for this. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/273/comment/5033/
 
Coming down from the Brandon ridge at Fallaghnam .. by jackill   (Show all for Beennabrack)
 
This view northwards, from the top of Beennabrack .. by padodes   (Show all for Beennabrack)
 
Looking across a stretch of Loch Ui Fhiannachta ( .. by padodes   (Show all for Beennabrack)
 
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