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Beenbo Hill Gob an Iolair A name in Irish
(Ir. Gob an Iolair [OSI], 'beak of the eagle') Kerry County In Carn List

Height: 474m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q54526 07462 This summit has been logged as climbed by 21 members. Recently by: gallybander, omurchu, Aongus, raybuckley, ciarraioch, trekker, denistreacy, simon3, daveybjerna, fmacm, pocarbuile, piliboduinn, eiremoss, sbender, evanewan
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Longitude: -10.128475, Latitude: 52.200207 Prominence: 49m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 454508 607516,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Beenbo, 10 char: Beenbo

Since Beenbo is clearly a separate name (probably from Ir. Binn Bó, 'peak of the cow'), it seems likely that it is the true name of the summit, while Gob an Iolair applies originally to the sharp point just N of the summit.   Gob an Iolair is the 539th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gob an Iolair in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Beenbo ahead
 
A place you must go
Short Summary created by jackill  3 Jul 2011 Park at Ballyduff graveyard, Q54076 10104 (Point A), room for 10 cars.Walk uphill on a lane past an unoccupied farmhouse on your right and taking the right fork in the lane. At Q54043 094094 (Point B) go through a gate crossing farmland for a few hundred meters before crossing sheepwire and onto open mountain. Stay on the crest of the ridge all the way to the summit of Beenbo.
Point A: Q54076 10104 Point B: Q094 094

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by three5four0  1 Oct 2009 See Slievenagower for previous section of walk

If Slievenagower was good, Beenbo is even better endowed on the views front, with a fine ridge descending northwards & the deep cut Glennahoo to the east making this a fine summit.

It is clear that a round can be made from the north of these hills, with the track giving easy access up Beenbos' north ridge to Slievenagower and then rough ground out to Slievenalecka, making a fine circuit from, say the carpark for the trail round Loch an Duin? Investigation needed!

From Beenbos summit we descend south, crossing a fence and then a stream before climbing up to Banoge North N Top.

See Banoge North N Top for continuation
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gob an Iolair in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: View towards Brandon Bay from Beenbo
Potential Access Issue
by ciarraioch  16 May 2012 Potential access problem on the approach from Baile Dubh/Ballyduff graveyard near Cloghane. On 12 May 2012, followed Adrian Hendroff's route as per his excellent 'The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas'. This would appear to be the same access route as outlined in the Short Summary created by jackill above. Anyway, after following the road uphill from the graveyard, taking the right fork, and going through the rusty gate per instructions, we came across the following sign on the second gate further in, saying 'Private Property - No Walkers'. It was a temporary affair, just a printed A4 sheet in a plastic pocket. Being reluctant to turn back at this stage, we scaled a fence into the adjoining field and continued from there. For all we knew, this could also have been owned by the individual who put up the sign. Further up the mountain, we met a sheep farmer who was quite friendly, but neither we nor he mentioned the sign.
Lovely little mountain with a nice sharp ridge to a flat summit, great views across to Mount Brandon and its paternoster lakes and across to Loop Head in County Clare.
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