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Benwiskin Mountain Binn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish
'peak of the haystack' Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116
Place visited by 140 members. Recently by: NICKY, AntrimRambler, Peter Walker, 40Shades, bryanmccabe, davsheen, PeakPaul, conormcbandon, IainT, Lauranna, Iamcan, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, scapania, Cobhclimber
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Longitude: -8.42658, Latitude: 54.3899 , Easting: 172344, Northing: 349116 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 572293 849115,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnwskn, 10 char: Benwiskin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

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 523rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
 
pquinn572 on Benwiskin, 2008
by pquinn572  16 Jun 2008
Benwiskin seems to have serious access problems at the minute. I went down to climb it 3 weeks ago when I was confronted with a series of ‘Private Property’ and ‘Trespassers will be Prosecuted’ signs so I decided not to go up. It was only this week when I was reading Paul Clements’s ‘The Height of Nonsense’ that I found out about the ‘Bull’ and I tell ya, I was glad I didn’t go up. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/3120/
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