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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 198 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, oakesave, dodser, Polarstern, Dean, odonovansf, Bunsen7, Hadleigh, wjnunan, IainT, Martinpeak, ericjones, tommccarthy, CaminoPat, Wilderness
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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: Beenoskee from Beenatoor to the west
 
Ireland's finest views?
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, aidand,  24 Jul 2014
There is parking for about 6 cars at Lough Annascaul. Start by following the roadway up the valley until it peters out in the bog above. From here head NE initially across bog and then continuing NE gradually ascend the southern slopes of Beenoskee, but actually heading for the neighbouring Stradbally Mountain. You will eventually reach a fence which will lead you up to the summit of Stradbally Mountain and its equally impressive views. From here it is a 10 minute walk west to the top of Beenoskee. There are major cliffs on the northern side of this ridge, so beware in poor visibility. From Beenoskee you can descend SW and pick up the track back down to Lough Annascaul. Allow about 5 hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/28/comment/4788/
 
If you're going to tackle the 840 mountain tops o .. by dbloke   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
Photo taken from Ballyquin shows Stradbally Mt., .. by GWPR   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
The reflection of the stillness on Beenoskee is t .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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Fine, rocky summit with impressive cliffs. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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