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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 520th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
 
pdtempan on Benwiskin, 2003
by pdtempan  7 Dec 2003
Climbed Ben Wiskin in 1999, setting off at the crack of dawn. At the time there was an access problem from Ballinatrillick (Glenarriff side), with the landowner preventing all walkers from approaching from this direction. However, it is worth driving here just for the spectacular view. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/769/
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Ben Wiskin from Ballinatrillick. This is the wav .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
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