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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, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 476.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q54541 07456 This summit has been logged as climbed by 32 members. Recently by: chalky, Wilderness, David-Guenot, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, aidand, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, grzywaczmarcin, simoburn, Cobhclimber, gallybander, omurchu, Aongus, raybuckley
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Longitude: -10.12825, Latitude: 52.200166 , Easting: 54541, Northing: 107457 Prominence: 48.13m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 454523 607511,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Beenbo, 10 char: Beenbo
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

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 636th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gob an Iolair in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Beenbo ahead
Northern summit of a wild Dingle plateau.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill,  3 Jul 2015
Park at Ballyduff graveyard, Q54076 10104 A, room for 10 cars.
Walk back towards the R560 from the graveyard and turn right. Walk around 500m along the road and cross the bridge over the Glennahoo River. Take care while walking along the R560 as it is a busy road with no verges. After crossing the bridge, continue along the R560 for another 300m. Leave the R560 and turn right into a track at Q5460010350 B. There is an old farmhouse with dormer windows and a sloped flat roof extension at the track entrance. Continue south-eastward for around 150m along this track to reach a T-junction.

Turn right there and follow a lane southwards to Maghanaboe at the head of the valley. The Glennahoo River twists and turns along the valley floor to the right. The narrow valley, some 3km long, is flanked by a sweep of steep slopes clothed with banks of scree.

Note: We no longer recommend going on the ridge immediately south of the graveyard because of access issues. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/535/comment/5294/
three5four0 on Gob an Iolair, 2009
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 Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/535/comment/4168/
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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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/535/comment/6801/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gob an Iolair in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Uninspiring top, great descent to the north.
Great views of Glennahoo Valley
by Colin Murphy  2 Mar 2015
Beenbo was the final stop on a N-S trek starting at Lough Anscaul and taking in Knockmulanane, Cnoc na Bánóige, Banoge North N Top and Slievenagower, Having endured a fairly bleak five hours of high winds, rain and near zero visibility the descent from Beenbo offered virtually the only views of the day - the meandering Glennahoo River winding its way through a steep valley over three km long. Unfortunately it was still too misty to get any sort of decent shots - but it is a sight to behold. Beenbo summit itself is a heathery mound with no markings. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/535/comment/17868/
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