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Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area   Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe Subarea
Place count in area: 20, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83 
Highest place:
Coomacarrea, 772m
Maximum height for area: 772 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 457 metres,

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Beenmore Mountain Binn Mhór A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Binn Mhór [PDT], 'big peak') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 660m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V59641 86791
Place visited by 137 members. Recently by: Chance, No1Grumbler, bandre, obanboy, learykid, conormcg, Hjonna, Grumbler, John.geary, dunnejohn, Lauranna, schwann10, Patbrdrck, jamesmforrest, strangeweaver
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Longitude: -10.04517, Latitude: 52.015886 , Easting: 59641, Northing: 86791 Prominence: 125m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 459623 586850,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnm660, 10 char: Beenmore
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Beenmore is about midway along the ridge between Been Hill and Drung Hill, but is higher than both. It dominates the valley of Gleensk and features prominently in the view from the Kerry Way.   Beenmore is the 178th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenmore (<i>Binn Mhór</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Summit from Been Hill
 
A steep-sided coastal peak with widespread panoramas.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy  6 Mar 2021
This top along with its neighbour Drung Hill constitutes a steep-sided massif to the SW of Glenbeigh. It's often done in a long loop with other hills on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. There are great views esp. of Dingle Bay, the Glenbeigh hills, Dingle peninsula, Knocknadobar and the reeks. Huge corries linger to the E.
NE. Park at V62019 88679 A - room for 3 cars. Walk 100m W and follow the waymarked sign left up a track at V61854 88672 B. Pass a house, a disused farmyard and go through several gates until you reach V60705 88690 C. Cross a fence and head uphill on natural steps to top Drung Hill, then SW for 1km over solid, grassy terrain to reach the cairned summit of Beenmore after 20 minutes. 1.5hrs+
W. You can also approach from the W via a new farm track that comes right up to the col at V59665 86278 D. Start at same place as above but, instead of ascending Drung, continue SW along the Kerry Way and when you're W of the summit keep an eye out for an obvious track coming up from the forest. From the col there's a steep but short pull up to the summit - you could then take in Drung and descend via either the N or E ridge, the latter being gentler with a feint track and largely grassy.
An alternative start from the W is to park (discreetly) a little SW up the road from the entrance to the KW. Shortly after joining the KW branch off E and climb steeply to the flattish summit of Been Hill and head NE to the aforementioned col. 1.5hrs
Notable tracks incl. track/1816 and track/3964. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/173/comment/4933/
 
eoin on Beenmore, 2004
by eoin  13 Jul 2004
Completed the three summits of Been Hill, Beenmore and Drung Hill in an enjoyable loop walk incorporating the Kerry Way. Parked just off the main road and started along the Kerry way heading south west. The way follows the western edge of Drung Hill and Beenmore before swinging behind Beenmore and dropping down through a small forested area and rising again to pass a small ridge beyond Been Hill. We left the path just past the forested area and climbed the rock-strewn slopes of Been Hill until we reached the summit ridge. After a brief rest and soaking up of the views we headed northwards along the ridge and then dropped and climbed to the summit of Beenmore, a shorter descent and rise to the final summit of Drung Hill. The sloping ridge of Drung Hill lead downwards and we eventually veered left down the slightly steeper and somewhat mucky/slippy slop to rejoin the Kerry Way a few hundred metres from the start point on the main road. Overall it was a relatively good stretch of the legs (about 4 - 5 hours walking) with great views across Dingle Bay to to Dingle and beyond and across the Iveragh Peninsula. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/173/comment/1021/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenmore (<i>Binn Mhór</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Soft and sharp.
simon3 on Beenmore, 2005
by simon3  25 Aug 2005

Dark cairn jagged

against mist of Kells

Kerry coast and

sun off sea. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/173/comment/1911/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenmore (<i>Binn Mhór</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Beenmore looking towards the Dingle peninsula.
 
riverlaune on Beenmore, 2010
by riverlaune  4 Feb 2010
I climbed Beenmore via the summit ridge from Drung Hill which took around 25 minutes. There is a cairn at the summit which had a grid ref. on my GPS of V59641 86790 E. There are stunning views(on a clear day!) across to the Dingle peninsula and the Slieve Mish mountains. I had intended to walk across to Been Hill but unfortunately ran out of daylight. As I mentioned in my Drung Hill comments, I walked for 6 hours on a beautiful frosty day in January and only met one other person - a Kerry farmer! That is the beauty of hill walking in Kerry! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/173/comment/4391/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenmore (<i>Binn Mhór</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVBxp44ziEs
On Glenbeigh Horseshoe
by CaptainVertigo  10 Oct 2014
Martin Critchley (Track 2577) says of the extended Glenbeigh Horseshoe filmed by Sharron Schwartz and he:
This route takes in not just the classic Glenbeigh horseshoe but includes most of the extra summits to the east. The route starts at Glenbeigh and takes a minor road heading south for 1km before turning left onto the Kerry Way which is followed to a col. Turning right at the col leads to the start of the traverse and the first summit, Coolroe. If time permits it is also possible to turn left at the col to make a detour out and back to Seefin. In addition, again if time permits, it also possible to traverse out and back to Colly. But including Seefin and Colly on this traverse would make it hard to complete these and the whole traverse in a day (we did Colly alone the next day). The highlight is probably the spectacular knife ridge traverse out and back to Keamconneragh (a traverse perhaps to avoid on a wet or misty day where a slip might have serious consequences). The downside to the route are the numerous peat hags in many of the cols (and some of the summits) which make for slow progress.
Highly recommended film by two of Ireland's top mountain moviemakers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVBxp44ziEs Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/173/comment/17719/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenmore (<i>Binn Mhór</i>) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: From Been Hill
 
Good times between lockdowns.
by markmjcampion  6 Mar 2021
Another snap of Beenmore taken from Been Hill. You can see the 'new' farm track that comes up to the col as mentioned in the short summary above. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/173/comment/22522/
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