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Benagh Mountain Binn Fhaiche A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Faiche [TCCD*], 'peak of Faha') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 822m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46908 11928 This summit has been logged as climbed by 146 members. Recently by: millsd1, JohnAshton, liz50, IainT, Martinpeak, ericjones, tommccarthy, PeteBog, Onzy, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, trekker, grzywaczmarcin, Alatar, skhg
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Longitude: -10.241827, Latitude: 52.238249 , Easting: 46908, Northing: 111928 Prominence: 57m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 446891 611981,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benagh, 10 char: Benagh
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

The name Benagh is marked on the OS 6 map. An Fhaiche / Faha is the name of the townland in which this peak is situated. The grotto at which the traditional ascent of the mountain begins is further down in the same townland. The walls E of the summit were identified as the remains of an inland promontory fort by archaeologist Barry Raftery. For information on this fort, see Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No. 29 (published March 2005). Previously Brandon Mtn East Top in MV.   Benagh is the 32nd highest summit in Ireland.

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What a view! .. by group   (Show all for Benagh)
 
29 May 2005. Brandon clear! I had aborted a cli .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
This picture was taken after descending part way .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benagh in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Loch Cruite
 
Spectacular
by Colin Murphy  11 May 2010
Followed the track from the Faha Grotto to point 118 488 A then ascended a very steep slope to top of ridge. The approach to Benagh follows a very narrow track with spectacular views into the valley floor. Beyond Benagh towards Faha Ridge becomes extremely tricky and dangerous in bad conditions. I notice that in a previous comment from skyehigh, he met a walker who described it as a 'piece of cake'. This is rubbish. The narrow track weaves in, out and over huge boulders and people have been killed on this track in the past. So extreme caution is necessary. Having said that, it's doable with care and is certainly among the most spectacular routes in Ireland, especially on a clear day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/30/comment/4716/
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I finally managed to find a view of the east top .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
Brandon Mountain East Top in the centre of the pi .. by jackill   (Show all for Benagh)
 
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