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Beenoskee Mountain Binn os Gaoith A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn os Gaoith [OSI], 'mountain above the wind/estuary') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 826m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q58062 08879
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Longitude: -10.077357, Latitude: 52.213846 , Easting: 58062, Northing: 108879 Prominence: 491m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 458045 608932,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnsk, 10 char: Beenoskee
Bedrock type: Purple cross-bedded sandstone, (Cappagh Sandstone Formation)

It would seem that this name is locally understood to mean 'mountain above the wind', but as wind speeds tend only to increase the more height one gains, one has to ask what this could possibly mean. Another possibility is that gaoth is rather an archaic word for a water feature (possibly Lough Gill or the estuary of the nearby Owenmore River), and that the name was no longer understood once this word had fallen out of common use in Irish. For further information on the name Beenoskee, see Paul Tempan, Some Notes on the Names of Six Kerry Mountains, JKAHS, ser. 2, vol. v (2005), 5-19.   Beenoskee is the highest mountain in the Central Dingle area and the 29th highest in Ireland.

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Ireland's finest views? .. by group   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
If you're going to tackle the 840 mountain tops o .. by dbloke   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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The reflection of the stillness on Beenoskee is t .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
Days like this
by aidand  24 Sep 2012
After many years of looking at this mountain I finally got to climb it on 21/9/12 along with a group from the Nenagh Walking Club. We had a lovely clear autumn day. The views on all sides are brilliant. We could see as far as the Connemara mountains, the Aran Islands, Loop Head, the Skelligs. the Reeks, Mount Brandon and the Lakes of Killarney. Definitely one of my favourite days on the hills. If you are climbing from Annascaul, don't forget to visit the South Pole Inn and sample Tom Crean's ale. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/28/comment/14825/
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Fine, rocky summit with impressive cliffs. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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