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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 This 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
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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 521st highest place in Ireland.

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Climbed Ben Wiskin in 1999, setting off at the cr .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
Dartry Walk in Sligo .. by davsheen   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
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Ben Wiskin from Ballinatrillick. This is the wav .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: West Crag to fields below
 
West Crags Mouth
by swoop  17 Feb 2011
Myself and Zocolco visited the top of Benwiskin, and this is the view looking below in a westerly direction from the top of the large crag / revine on the west face. Pretty big drop below. No fencing at the top , so we kept well back. Very windy yesterday, a cold wind that there seemed to be no getting away from. A short visit , great views of Slievemore, Truskmore , Tievebaun and Benbulben with Streedagh beach and Mullaghmore below. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/6243/
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Gleniff Horseshoe .. by Skyebabyisback   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
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