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Beenatoor Mountain Binn an Tuair A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn an Tuair [OSI], 'peak of the bleaching green') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 592m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q55851 08908 This summit has been logged as climbed by 54 members. Recently by: Cobhclimber, ahogan, Colin Murphy, chalky, acorn, muddyboots, Onzy, melohara, shaunkelly, trekker, simoburn, bryanmccabe, gallybander, garrettd, John Smyth
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Longitude: -10.10968, Latitude: 52.213524 , Easting: 55851, Northing: 108908 Prominence: 66m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 455835 608960,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bntr, 10 char: Beenatoor
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

Located on southern boundary of Glennahoo townland. The location of this feature looks odd on the Discovery map but on the 1/2 inch map it is the lower peak which directly overlooks Maghanaboe and An Seabhac's description confirms this: binn árd cnuic ar an dteorainn theas [Glennahoo townland]. Anglicised name appears on ½ inch map.   Beenatoor is the 312th highest summit in Ireland.

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Short Summary created by march-fixer,  10 Sep 2012
With its feet in the Glenahoo River and its back resting up against Coumbaun, this peak looks out south west towards the head of the Dingle Peninsula. The name suggests that there was a bleaching green in the locality, which would necessitate a large expanse of sloping grass, well exposed to the sun.

The summit may be reached, either by walking in through the enchanting Glenahoo River valley or as an extension of a route across from Coumbaun and Beenoskee . Either way, it is a challenging trek requiring around 3 to 4 hours if approaching along the Glenahoo track. There is ample parking at the old burial ground and church just off the R560 road, about 400m west of the Glenahoo track entrance. Extreme care should be taken when walking along the R560, which is a very busy and narrow road.

There is no problem with access. This track is way-marked in along the Glenahoo track, but it is only of use just beyond the head of the valley because it swings back south and up over the ridge, away towards Anascaul Lake. There are no fences to cross and the peat hags near the col are innocuous. Care should be taken at the summit as there can be high winds and there is a sheer drop west to the Glenahoo valley floor. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/5051/
milo on Beenatoor, 2005
by milo  7 May 2005
Easter Saturday'05started here for me, after a really good Good Friday on Brandon Ridge. Parking clear of the bend on the Conor Pass road at 544 101 A head up the Glenahoo road, leaving it at the gate around 546 098 B to ascend the flank of the glen on a steep track which attains the ridge about 400m. Stay near the western edge for a splendid view across Beenbo toward Slieveanea and Dingle Bay beyond. Visiting Coombaun I would commend only to dedicated '600' baggers. Best to ascend Beenoskee directly or detour over Glaneteentassig north. Cross the fence edging this for a memorable sidelong view over rocky buttresses toward An Duloch. As you head for Stradbally top you will note a commemorative banner about 100 metres to the east., erected by the friends of Donald Earlie, who died aged 22 imn January 2004. Beenoskee can than be reached from the east , descending steeply northward to the lake,where photo fans who haven't left their apparatus 200 miles away might get a fine panorama of both tops. A return to the start can be made from here , those with two cars may find Tomasin's in Stradbally a compelling feature of the homeward view. One of the higher points of a a great weekend. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/1650/
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Picture: Looking west from Beenatoor
jackill on Beenatoor, 2006
by jackill  18 May 2006
The summit of Beenatoor is a somewhat indistinguished area of grass.
It is though a fine place to view the mountains to the west.
Acoss the meandering Glennahoo river valley are two peaks under 500 meters, but still distinctive in shape, Beenbo and Slievenagower.Behind them rises Coumanare.
Off to the left is the ridgeline with Croaghskearda and Gowlane Beg. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/2350/
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three5four0 on Beenatoor, 2009
by three5four0  1 Oct 2009
From the car park at 582051 C, by lough Anscaul, we followed the track up hill past the Waterfalls to the wide col between points 396 & 383. From here we struck out cross country, crossing several streams & peat hags to reach the summit of Beenatoor, with its fine views of Beenbo. From here we descended to a col and climbed up to Coumbaun, crossing a wire fence on the way.

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fmacm on Beenatoor, 2007
by fmacm  4 Sep 2007
Re: Milo's comment on Beenatoor - The Munster Jersey near the peak of Stradbally was erected, by his loyal friends, in memory of a fine young Limerick man, Donald Earlie, who died suddenly (aged 22) in January 2004. Don's friends replaced the Munster flag with an Irish Flag Summer 2006. The Irish flag was replaced with a Limerick flag during Summer 2007. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/1680/
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Picture: The Glenahoo View
A Worthwhile Detour
by ahogan  28 Nov 2015
Having visited Stradbally mountain and Beensokee (see my comments on these summits or track 3158 for the other parts of the route), we tacked on this detour to Beenatoor before heading back over Coombane. From the summit of Beenoskee, the initial descent (head southwest to avoid the steepest ground on the northern side) is steep with loose rocks underfoot at times, before changing to flatter and wetter ground at the bottom with a nice mixture of peat hags and bog holes to hone your bog jumping technique. At the base of the col, swing back in a north-westerly direction to skirt around the base of Coombane on the way to Beenatoor. While the summit of Beenatoor is relatively flat and unremarkable, the out and back detour (adds about 2km to route) is well worth it for the views from down into the steep sided Glenahoo valley directly below and further afield to the Brandon ridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/18397/
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