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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   Cen: Reeks West Subarea
Place count in area: 29, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Carrauntoohil, 1038.6m
Maximum height for area: 1038.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 1038.6 metres,

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Beenkeragh Mountain Binn Chaorach A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Chaorach [OSI 1:25,000],'mountain of sheep') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish 900s Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 1,008.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80139 85245
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Longitude: -9.746246, Latitude: 52.006802 , Easting: 80139, Northing: 85245 Prominence: 90.85m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 480115 585304,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnkrgh, 10 char: Beenkeragh
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Beenkeragh offers challenging scrambling on the Hag's Tooth Ridge. It is connected to Carrauntoohil by a ridge known as the Bones.   Beenkeragh is the second highest mountain in Ireland. Beenkeragh is the second highest point in county Kerry.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenkeragh (<i>Binn Chaorach</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Beenkeragh in the centre mist
 
Carrauntoohil's Minder
Short Summary created by march-fixer  29 Aug 2013
This lovely peak is the gate-keeper to Carrauntoohil. It is part of an excellent route to summit Carrantoohil via the two Knockbrinnea tops to the north east or even via Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann to the north west. Though it has quite a rocky top, there is no difficulty in attaining the summit.

Getting there it is either a straight haul up from Knockbrinnea (W) or on the other side it is a delicate traverse of The Bones along the Beenkeragh Ridge from the col with Carrantoohil. The only other sensible approach is via Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann to the north west.

There are 360 degree views from this summit. The cross on the summit of Carrantoohil is tantalisingly close, that is if the mist allows sight of it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/4762/
 
From the top of Carrauntoohill Tooth (The Bones) .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Beenkeragh (Binn Chaorach))
 
Every bump and line is picked out by the snow in .. by simon3   (Show all for Beenkeragh (Binn Chaorach))
 
A fine ascent via the north rim of Coomloughra. A .. by milo   (Show all for Beenkeragh (Binn Chaorach))
 
I was very impressed with the Coomloughra Horsesh .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Beenkeragh (Binn Chaorach))
 
This is a magnificent, very enjoyable and very de .. by marzka   (Show all for Beenkeragh (Binn Chaorach))
 
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