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Beann Mountain An Bheann Bhán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bheann Bhán [TH], 'white peak') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 752m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V72594 76461 This summit has been logged as climbed by 118 members. Recently by: IainT, jacek22m, Wildrover, ericjones, tommccarthy, jimgraham, melohara, PeteBog, noelvontrap, ckilm, thomas_g, dodser, Colin Murphy, oldsoldier, aidand
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Longitude: -9.852566, Latitude: 51.926378 , Easting: 72594, Northing: 76461 Prominence: 166m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 472589 576539,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Beann, 10 char: Beann
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Beann (approximate pronunciation: byown, rhyming with down) is most often climbed in combination with Mullaghanattin as part of a circuit of the Pocket. Despite being unnamed on the Discovery map, it is nearly as high as its neighbour and has several satellites of its own. The ridge extending to the south-west towards Finnararagh is among the most wild and solitary routes in Ireland.   Beann is the 76th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit rocks
Uninspiring ridge top with great views.
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy,  20 Nov 2015
Beann is often done as part of the Mullaghanattin Horseshoe - see comments for An Cnoc Riabach and Mullaghanattin etc for access. Approaching from Beann NE, the ascent from the col is about 90M, and not excessively steep. The summit is quite unremarkable - a fence running across it, a clump slightly elevated grass topped by a couple of rocks.
It is also possible to reach Beann from the vicinity of Cloon Lake. Be aware of the following:
Maurice Breen, who farms at the northern end of Cloon Lake in Co. Kerry has asked if walkers planning to ascend from that point could so by following the stream at V708783 A up the hill. Please do not ascend from the northern end of the lake (V709788 B), or the farm track at (V708785 C), as both these routes involve a number of fence crossings. Maurice has had problems in the past with damage to his fences, he is happy to have walkers on his land, as long as people act responsibly. Info via Mountaineering Ireland Nov 2015. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/4835/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beanns viewed from the South.
View from the south
by simon3  1 Nov 2012
Beann is on the skyline, left of centre in this picture taken from Lackawee in the Caha Mountains.
To its left are its SW Top, to its right its NE Top and then Mullaghanattin, looking from this angle more like a whaleback than the Matterhorn of Kerry.

Beann is very much part of a ridge, the Dunkerrons. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/14853/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beann
eric on Beann, 2005
by eric  20 Dec 2005
Beann is composed of 6 summits which are all visible to the left in this photograph. This photograph was taken from Finnararagh which is west of Beann. Also visible in this photograph is Mullaghanattin, Corran Tuathail, Bruach na Binne & Stumpa Duloigh. Routes to the summits of Beann include (1) Approaching from the East from Ballaghbeama via Mullaghanattin. (2) Approaching from the West via Finnararagh. (3) On the main Sneem to Moll's Gap Road is the townland of Lettermoneel (OS Map No.78). From here take the ridge via Eskine, Knockarig & Faher Mountain. All 3 are long walks Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/2108/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beann from the SW
simon3 on Beann, 2006
by simon3  19 Sep 2006
Beann is at a meeting point of three ridges. One leads towards Mullaghanattin, another south to one end of the Mullaghanattin circuit and then thirdly south west towards An Corrán (Finnararagh). This is a Janus mountain, looking two ways, because although not quite a high as Mullaghanattin, it has good views of the Reeks and good views of the summits SW Dunkerrons towards Coomcallee above Waterville.

Different guidebooks have different spellings such as Beoun and Beounn. Usually you would reach this summit as part of the Mullaghnattin circuit, but it could also be reached from the Ballaghbeama gap or from the SE corner of Cloon Lough. The actual summit is unremarkable, being a grassy ridge with a fence.

The photo shows Beann SW top to the left and the steep route to Beann from the SW. This is one of those memorable pull ups that you could compare with some of the steep bits of Slieve Bearnagh (Mournes) or the pull up Maumturkmore (Maamturks). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/2499/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The ridge of Beann
Geo on Beann, 2010
by Geo  23 Feb 2010
After summitting Mullaghnattin and heading SW to point 592, our next objective was Beann. We didn't summit the spot height 692 but kept to its left, all the time climbing so as to finish up on the ridge top N of Beann. Then we followed the fence the short relatively level grade to the Beann top. We actually went to the end of this and passed by the true summit by some 100 - 200 metres as it isn't immediately clear which little crest is the highest. Anyway once here you can continue to follow the fence S to a col before a little push up Beann S Top... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/4428/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beann
eric on Beann, 2006
by eric  20 Sep 2006
Beann on the right as seen from the lower slopes of Coomura mountain. The Reeks in the background. The photograph also shows to some extent the "rough, confusing, boggy land" that Simon describes in his description of the walk from Knocknagantee to Coomura Mtn on the Coomura Mtn comment page. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/2509/
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