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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
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: thomas_g, dodser, liz50, millsd1, Geo, PeakPaul, IainT, gfmurphy101, melohara, markmjcampion, chalky, Wilderness, David-Guenot, kernowclimber, mcrtchly
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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 638th highest place in Ireland.

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Northern summit of a wild Dingle plateau. .. by group   (Show all for Gob an Iolair)
 
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.

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Potential Access Issue .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Gob an Iolair)
 
Great views of Glennahoo Valley .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Gob an Iolair)
 
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