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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 488th highest place in Ireland.

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brenno on Benwiskin, 2008
by brenno  23 May 2008
As somebody who made the unwelcome acquaintance of The Bull more than 10 years ago, I've still managed to climb Benwiskin - and it's feasible as long as you don't start from the Gleniff valley. My last route was un Ben Bulbin through Kings Gully and then follow the ridge over to Benwiskin. It6's a gorgeous walk - only downside is yopu have to retrace your steps if you want to avoid descending to Gleniff and take the chances of an enconter with the Bull. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/3122/
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