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BenwiskinMountainBinn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish 'peak of the haystack'SligoCounty, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock
Height:514mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16Grid Reference: G72344 49116This place has been logged as visited by 138 members. Recently by: Peter Walker, 40Shades, bryanmccabe, davsheen, PeakPaul, conormcbandon, IainT, Lauranna, Iamcan, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, scapania, Cobhclimber, Hilldweller, ckilm I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This peak is remarkable for its wave-like profile when seen from near Ballintrillick. However, it is probably its resemblance to a leaning haystack which accounts for its name. Ir. miosgán is cognate with Welsh misgawn/meisgawn, which has this meaning.
Benwiskin is the 520th highest place in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/?PHPSESSID=h9cgdiivmigf1cp7eq2o3jsmt1