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Gob an Iolair Hill Beenbo A name in English
(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 35 members. Recently by: gfmurphy101, melohara, markmjcampion, chalky, Wilderness, David-Guenot, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, aidand, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, grzywaczmarcin, simoburn, Cobhclimber, gallybander
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/535/
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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/
 
See Slievenagower for previous section of walk I .. by three5four0   (Show all for Gob an Iolair)
 
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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