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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 189 members. Recently by: Martinpeak, ericjones, tommccarthy, CaminoPat, Wilderness, t.jay, evertonbilly, ahogan, Colin Murphy, Michael-n, fingalscave, DaveMc, bossyboots, elin, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -10.077372, Latitude: 52.213854 , Easting: 58062, Northing: 108879 Prominence: 491m,   Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 458044 608933,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenoskee in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Beenoske viwed from Stradbally Mountain
 
Clockwise Loop from North
by ahogan  28 Nov 2015
The start point is about a 25 minute drive from Tralee along the coast road towards Castlegregory and passing through Blennerville along the way. About 2km after the turn-off for Castlegregory, there is a forest entrance on the left directly opposite a t-junction at Q6055 1209 A. You can park here and follow the gentle rising gravel path as it winds through the forest (after approx. 1.2km, keep left at the junction) . After 3km, the road comes to an end at a pair of telecom masts. Cross the gate here and turn south, keeping the wire fence on your left as the gradient gets a bit steeper. When the fence comes to an end, continue in a southerly direction in order to gain the ridge towards the summit. There may be a little bit of scrambling required in the last stretch to the ridge. Follow the gently rising ridge to the summit of Stradbally mountain, where the views down to Lough Acummeen and across to Beenoskee open up nicely. Dropping into the col, it’s a short 1km hop across to the cairn at the summit of Beenoskee. We continued on to Beenatoor and Coombane summits as part of the walk (see track 3158) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/28/comment/18398/
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Beenoskee looking from Sraidbhaile Mountain .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
A wonderful moment of magic .. by jlk   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
See Beenatoor for first part of the walk From Be .. by three5four0   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
Jean thinks so as well. Sandwich not bad either. .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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