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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 place has been logged as visited by 201 members. Recently by: wicklore, ilenia, eamonoc, PaulNolan, oakesave, dodser, Polarstern, Dean, odonovansf, Bunsen7, Hadleigh, wjnunan, IainT, Martinpeak, ericjones
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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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Clockwise Loop from North .. by ahogan   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
Beenoskee looking from Sraidbhaile Mountain .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
A wonderful moment of magic .. by jlk   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
three5four0 on Beenoskee, 2009
by three5four0  1 Oct 2009
See Beenatoor for first part of the walk

From Beenatoor we recrossed the wire fence and started the climb up Beenoskee, with the odd bit of cloud blowing over the top. Reached the summit in a fresh & cold wind, so didn't hang around long before moving on to Stradbally Mountain.

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Jean thinks so as well. Sandwich not bad either. .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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