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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 143 members. Recently by: IainT, Martinpeak, ericjones, tommccarthy, PeteBog, Onzy, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, trekker, grzywaczmarcin, Alatar, skhg, frankmc04, ckilm, denistreacy
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Longitude: -10.241797, Latitude: 52.23825 , Easting: 46908, Northing: 111928 Prominence: 57m,   Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 446893 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!
Short Summary created by jackill,  15 Oct 2010
Start at the carpark under the Faha Grotto( marked on OS map) on the hillside overlooking Cloghane. There is room for 8-10 cars.
Walk up the track past grotto and on until you cross over a wire fence. At this point you will be near the crest of the ridge. .
Leaving the path here continue on up to the crest of the ridge after the wire fence and follow a low line of stones upwards. This stone line will after a short distance start to veer to the left away from the crest of the ridge. Do not follow it, stay near to the crest which will turn slowly towards the right. You will eventually gain a grassy platform after crossing another fence at about 790/800 meters elevation , this is the summit area Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/30/comment/4790/
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)
Spectacular .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Benagh)
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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