This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your device to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.
Nearby features appear when you click the map.
Declutter tracks on map.
Place Search
Pub: by
Glenbeigh Horseshoe Area , Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe Subarea
Feature count in area: 20, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 78, 83, EW-R
Highest Place: Coomacarrea 772m

Starting Places (24) in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe:
Ballaghasheen Coilte, Ballaghasheen Pass Viewpoint, Cahernaman, Caunoge Boreen, Cloon Lough NE, Cloon Lough SE, Coolnahornan Bridge, Coomaclarig Bridge, Coomaglaslaw Outflow, Coomasaharn Lake, Coosatemple Cove, Coulagh Bridge Road, Drung Hill Layby, Gleensk Forest, Gleensk Viaduct, Glenbeigh Village, Lissatinnig Bridge Boreen, Lough Brista Wood, Lough Cappanlea OEC, Lough Caragh SW, River Behy Road, River Ferta Source, River Owroe Source, Roads Lough

Summits & other features in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe:
Cen: Glenbeigh Horseshoe: Been Hill 651m, Beenmore 660m, Beenreagh 495m, Coomacarrea 772m, Drung Hill 640m, Keamconneragh 593m, Macklaun 607m, Meenteog 715m, Mullaghnarakill 665m, Teeromoyle Mountain 760m
N: Glenbeigh: Callahaniska 219m, Coolroe 414m, Curra Hill 275m, Seefin 493m
S: Caunoge: Caunoge 502m
S: Knocknagapple: Colly 679m, Knocknagapple 466m, Knocknagapple NW Top 458m, Meenteog South-East Top 565m
W: Mount Foley: Mount Foley 355m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Beenmore, 660m Mountain Binn Mhór A name in Irish,
Place Rating ..
(prob. Ir. Binn Mhór [PDT], 'big peak'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Beenmore is the 181st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V59641 86791, OS 1:50k mapsheet 83
Place visited by: 179 members, recently by: Kaszmirek78, Marykerry, rhw, orlaithfitz, maoris, ToughSoles, Krzysztof_K, markwallace, amacsweeney, SeanPurcell, bagoff, bryanmccabe, Beti13, nammona, Oscar-mckinney
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -10.04517, Latitude: 52.015886, Easting: 59641, Northing: 86791, Prominence: 125m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 459623 586850
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnm660, 10 char: Beenmore

Gallery for Beenmore (Binn Mhór) and surrounds
Summary for Beenmore (Binn Mhór): A steep-sided coastal peak with widespread panoramas.
Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy 2021-03-06 20:23:11
   picture about Beenmore (<em>Binn Mhór</em>)
Picture: Summit from Been Hill
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 A (V62019 88679) - room for 3 cars. Walk 100m W and follow the waymarked sign left up a track at B (V61854 88672). Pass a house, a disused farmyard and go through several gates until you reach C (V60705 88690). 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 Glnsk Fst (V59665 86278). 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.
Member Comments for Beenmore (Binn Mhór)
Comment create / edit display placeholder

eoin on Beenmore
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:
Read Less
Read More

   picture about Beenmore (<em>Binn Mhór</em>)
Picture: Soft and sharp.
simon3 on Beenmore
by simon3 25 Aug 2005

Dark cairn jagged

against mist of Kells

Kerry coast and

sun off sea. Linkback:
Read Less
Read More

   picture about Beenmore (<em>Binn Mhór</em>)
Picture: The summit of Beenmore looking towards the Dingle peninsula.
riverlaune on Beenmore
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 D (V59641 86790). 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:
Read Less
Read More

   picture about Beenmore (<em>Binn Mhór</em>)
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. Linkback:
Read Less
Read More

   picture about Beenmore (<em>Binn Mhór</em>)
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:
Read Less
Read More
EDIT Point of Interest

Recent Contributions
Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.

OSi logo
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills