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Bennaunmore Hill An Beannán Mór A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Carn List, Rhyolitic lavas Bedrock

Height: 454m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W03505 81946
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Longitude: -9.405169, Latitude: 51.981715 , Easting: 103505, Northing: 81946 Prominence: 149m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 503476 582006,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnn454, 10 char: Benaunmore
Bedrock type: Rhyolitic lavas, (Lough Guitane rhyolites)

Bennaunmore is the 661st highest place in Ireland.

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Unique area to the south of Lough Guitane .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Bennaunmore)
 
Kerry
by Conor74  23 Nov 2010
Came at this from the Lough Guitane side. After the TOP petrol station in Glenflesk, take the next left (signposted Lough Guitane) and drive past the Glenflesk Art Gallery. Keep an eye out for a white wall on the left with a gate about 500 yards beyond this, looks like an entrance to a private house but takes you around the east side of the lake. The road is very bad, if driving watch the shocks. Go through another gate warning walkers not to bring dogs and marked 'Private Property No Shooting' and park in field there. Walk along track past an old farmhouse with a red tin roof, and Bennaunmore is obvious ahead of you, rising between Stoompa East Top and Crohane, which apparently form the sidewalls of the prehistoric volcano crater, with Bennaunmore being the lava plug.

Walked up the valley on the east side of Bennaunmore, which leads steeply up a wooded glen. Lovely walk, though some of it on scree and broken rock which has fallen from the east side of the mountain. When the valley levels off, the columns of rock referred to by Richard Mersey and just about every writer who has walked along here are evident. When I reached the southern point of Lough Nabroda, I scrambled due east up the side of the mountain. This was rather steep and tested the ankles. One can also head on to Crohane lake.

Descended an easier route to the south of the mountain and towards Crohane Lake, from where one can return to the car along through a wonderful petrified wood between Bennanunmore and Stoompa East (in fact not sure if it's really petrified, but the trees are very gnarled - looks eerie, but great, in the winter), or one can ascend to the east and head up Crohane. Great place for a winter walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/606/comment/6163/
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Generally people come at this from the lough guit .. by sparow   (Show all for Bennaunmore)
 
Coming from Stoompa .. by markmjcampion   (Show all for Bennaunmore)
 
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