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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
Place visited by 912 members. Recently by: davidrenshaw, DarrenY, jeb, Juanita, glencree, RosieMc, farmerjoe1, JustMe, Padraigin, benjimann9, Nomad691, jellybean, eimirmaguire, kieran117, kelleher
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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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Carrauntoohil's Minder .. by group   (Show all for Beenkeragh (Binn Chaorach))
 
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))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenkeragh (<i>Binn Chaorach</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Beenkeeragh from Carrauntoohil October 2008
 
Harry Goodman on Beenkeragh, 2009
by Harry Goodman  11 Aug 2009
I was very impressed with the Coomloughra Horseshoe Walk which I did in August 2000, for the second time. Unfortunately after Beenkeragh I encountered thick mist on both occasions and saw nothing from the ridge across to Carrauntohill and then to Caher. I was therefore delighted to see the fine pictures on the Beenkeragh site. Congratulations to the photographers.

As a tail-peice to my comments above I had the good fortune to do the Coomloughra Horseshoe for the third time in October 2008 in perfect conditions, with clear visibility for the entire route. Unlike the two previous occasions I did the route in an anti-clockwise direction and was very impressed with the fine views across from Caher to Carrauntoohil, the Beenkeragh ridge and Beenkeragh. Walking in this direction wets your appetite for what is to come. So if on the first occasion mist blocks out the views on your round try, try again. You will be well rewarded for the effort. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2/comment/862/
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This is a magnificent, very enjoyable and very de .. by marzka   (Show all for Beenkeragh (Binn Chaorach))
 
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