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An Bheann Mhór Hill (Ir. An Bheann Mhór [TH], 'the big peak') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 308m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83,84 Grid Reference: V65500 64600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 6 members. Recently by: chalky, ciarraioch, mickosullivan, trekker, Conor74, three5four0
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Longitude: -9.95125, Latitude: 51.818019 , Easting: 65500, Northing: 64600 Prominence: 183m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 465479 564663,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AnB308, 10 char: AnBhnMh308
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps. It is recorded as An Bheann Mhór in Toponomia Hiberniae by Breandán Ó Cíobháin.   An Bheann Mhór is the 1135th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bheann Mhór in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: An Bheann Mhor from Sneem
Its more awkward than it looks.
by three5four0  4 Oct 2011
Park at around V 635 651 A, at the start of forestry tracks on the N70. The tracks marked on OSI Sheet 84 4th Edition are pretty accurate, for once. So follow the one from where you have parked all the way to V643 647 B. Here there is a small transmitter, go round the side, cross a fence and you are on the ridge of An Bheinn Mhor, between pt222 and pt207.

Now that was the easy part, the next section is just plane awkward in anything but good weather. Follow the fence for a while, along this ridge, with the usual heather, deep grass and furze you encounter on lower hills. Soon you encounter some mild benching, which requires a bit of negotiating (after pt222) and again after this. This made for slow progress, as the rain showers had left the rock wet and greasy. If you look at the photo I took at Sneem from the bridge, it gives a hint at what the ground is like.

This was the last hill of a day of 3 MV tops, and I just made the summit in time for the arrival of more rain and wind, magic! (there is a short steeper section just before the summit) Made sure of the visiting the spot height, but marked a possible higher point at V 65509 64627 C, would the next visiter care to check this out?

The views were splendid, though I didn't hang around long as I wanted to get back past the rough bits before I was enveloped in the advancing gloom. Nothing like the thought of sprockiling about on wet greasy rock in the dark with wind driven rain to focus the mind and spur you on to that first tasty pint in Sneem! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/951/comment/6559/
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