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Dunkerron Mountains Area , Cen: Mullaghanattin Subarea
Feature count in area: 65, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Stumpa Dúloigh 784m

Starting Places (66) in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Ballaghasheen Coilte, Ballaghasheen Pass Viewpoint, Ballaghbeama Gap, Bohacullia, Bridia Valley End, Cahersavane Road, Cahersavane Schoolhouse, Cloon Lough NE, Cloon Lough SE, Coad Cemetery, Coad Road End, Com an Chiste, Coomaclarig Bridge, Coomnahorna River, Coomyanna Bridge, Dereenavurrig, Derreendarragh Church, Derrynane Quay, Dunkerron Mid, Eagles Lough Access Trailhead, Esknaloughoge Forest Trailhead, Fermoyle Farm, Foot Stick Ford Road, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Gortaclohane Lane End, Gortaclohane Lane NE Branch, Gortagowan Wood, Gowlane School Ruin, Gowlanes Wood, Graces Landing, Inchimore West, Isknagahinney Lough E, Kenmare Bridge, Knockanamadane, Knockanaskill N, Knocknasullig, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Laghtacallow, Lissatinnig Bridge Boreen, Looscaunagh Lough W, Lough Barfinnihy CP, Lough Brin S, Lough Coomeen SE, Lough Dromtine NE, Lough Dromtine SE, Lough Fada N, Lough Iskanamacteery N, Lough Iskanamacteery NW, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Molls Gap, Ochtiabh Road, Poulacapple, River Owroe Source, River Sneem Fermoyle Loop, Rossacoosane Mid, Sahaleen Bridge, Scarriff Island, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Sneem, Tooreenboy Lough, Tooreennafersha Mid, Tooreennafersha South, Waterville Promenade

Summits & other features in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Knocknagantee Near West Top 628m
Cen: An Bheann Mhór: An Bheann Mhór 674.7m, An Bhinn Láir 514m, Coomcallee 648.9m, Beann na Stiocairí 673.1m, Coomnahorna 590m, Glanbeg 485.8m, Slievenashaska 578m, Slievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee: Knockmoyle 682.1m, Finnararagh 667m, Cnoc Breasail 591m, Knocknagantee 674.3m, Knocknagantee West Top 553m, Coomnacronia 636m, Coomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin: An Cnoc Riabhach 534m, Beann 752m, Beann Far SW Top 636.2m, Beann NE Top 692m, Beann South Top 639m, Beann SW Top 657m, Sallagh 570m, Mullaghanattin 773m, Mullaghanattin East Top 594m, Sallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare: Gortamullin 205m, Knockanaskill 356m, Letter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha: Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge: Crossderry 489m, Knocknabreeda 569m, Mothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple: Bascadh 595m, Bascadh West Top 569m, Boughil 631m, Cnoc na gCapall 639m, Knocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh: Broaghnabinnia 745m, Knockaunanattin 569m, Knockaunanattin West Top 466.1m, Stumpa Dúloigh 784m, Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780m, Stumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel: Farraniaragh Mountain 468m, Eagle Hill 155m, Reenearagh 162m, Beenarourke 304m, Knocknasullig 117m, Cahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ): Beenrour 418m, Eagles Hill 549m, Mullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff: Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish: Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge: Esknaloughoge 416m, Esknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff: Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem: An Bheann Mhór 309.3m, Dereenavurrig Hill 261m, Knockanamadane 270m, Knocknafreaghane 316.5m, Knocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue: Staigue Top 459m, Staigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Beann South Top, 639m Mountain An Bheann Bhán (mullach theas) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Beann., Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Beann South Top is the 223rd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V72817 75580, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 154 members, recently by: rhw, ToughSoles, Ansarlodge, Moirabourke, Krzysztof_K, Beti13, daitho9, bagoff, Arcticaurora, chelman7, JohnAshton, Ianhhill, Kforde6, Djouce, Sienna
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.849371, Latitude: 51.918312, Easting: 72817, Northing: 75580, Prominence: 64m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 472786 575636
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BnSthT, 10 char: BnSthTp

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Gallery for Beann South Top (An Bheann Bhán (mullach theas)) and surrounds
Summary for Beann South Top (An Bheann Bhán (mullach theas)): First or last stop in the horseshoe
Summary created by JohnA, Colin Murphy 2022-11-01 11:20:05
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Picture: Summit with Mullaghanattin in background
This is often either the first or last top when completing the Mullaghanattin Horseshoe. For approach along horseshoe in anti-clockwise direction, see entries for An Cnoc Riabhach, Mullaghanattin etc. If you wish to do this in isolation, parking for a car or two may be found at V72 745. From here, a track leads along under a row of trees, turns left across a green field and then continues into the open countryside. Leave the track around A (V736 745) and proceed NW up the grassy slope, which is mostly firm underfoot. The slope becomes quite steep after a few hundred metres and continues like this until B (V733 752), where it eases, and the final 300m to the summit is a relatively easy climb. The summit is unmarked, but is a relatively small mostly grassy area.
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Member Comments for Beann South Top (An Bheann Bhán (mullach theas))
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Beann South Top (<em>An Bheann Bhán (mullach theas)</em>)
Picture: View from Beann S to NW.
Mullaghanattin
by simon3 1 Nov 2022
There are several ways up this mountain which is one end of the Mullaghanattin circuit.
Largish groups or any group that can fix a car split could walk in from the south as described by Eric for Beann. (On the main Sneem to Moll's Gap Road is the townland of Lettermoneel (OS Map No.78). From here take the ridge via Eskine, Knockarig & Faher Mountain.) Although I haven't tried it, probably it would be possible to get onto this ridge at Kealariddig for example through the forests at C (V721 720) or D (V722 717). Very possibly a group could also get onto the ridge from somewhere near Gortfadda. Check it out and let MV know.

A group of up to 5 or 6 can go down to the junction at Tooreennahone ( Gortcloh (V747 746)). Ask permission at the last house before the junction. There is parking at E (V742 745) for 2 cars only just over the bridge on the lane SW of the junction. The walk starts further down this lane. Ask permission at the last house on the left. Shortly before you come to it a track starts off left uphill - this is the start of the route. (Also ask if you are doing the circuit anti-clockwise and plan to arrive back here.) The track is marked on the map and is shown correctly at the bottom. However the actual route diverges to the left from the map as you climb and go a few hundreds of metres. Follow the actual track, then gain the ridge and proceed to the top. (Do the reverse if coming down. Do not go East of the actual track.) Do not go immediately north of the lane SW of Tooreenahone.

Whatever you do around here, ask permission when necessary and respect the local landowners. Don't start large parties from around Tooreennahone. There isn't enough parking and for other reasons. There are alternatives. Let MV know of any changes.

This photo from the summit takes in the steep sided Beann SW top. Through the gap there's a fine vista of walking mountains, many featuring on this site. From near to far there is a bit of the ridge from Knocknacusha, Knocknagapple (one way up Colly from the Ballaghisheen Gap), the ridge NE of Colly and finally on the skyline, some of Meenteog (part of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/213/comment/2488/
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Picture: Beann South top from the west.
simon3 on Beann South Top
by simon3 15 Sep 2006
Walking up Beann South Top (BST) from the south you will be well rewarded in clear weather by taking the scenic route over the east spur ( height 531). There's a great view of Mullaghanattin. While BST will always play second fiddle to the other summits of the Mullaghanattin circuit, it does have a steep NE side. From there you will get an uninterrupted view of over 600m of mountainside, starting from "The Pocket" with its lush greens and meandering streams to the flanks with big outcrops to the bare summit. Very striking in the morning with the sun at your back.

This photo however, shows another point of interest, the west side of BST. The vegetation serves to emphasise the tortured shape of the sandstone rock layers. (The viewing point mentioned above for The Pocket is behind the top.) Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/213/comment/2491/
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Geo on Beann South Top
by Geo 23 Feb 2010
Continuing our anti-clockwise journey around "The Pocket" we came SW then SE from Beann to Beann S Top. Its relatively easy enough going, at least it was for us in the shallow snow. When summit was reached, the next part of our day involved the only real navigation we did as the day was so clear. Having heard reports of access difficulties, we wanted to ensure we went far enough south from Beann S Top not to get into trouble. So rather than go for spot height 531, which by the way looks like it's the quickest and easy way down we made for spot height 381 instead. As you go further along this way it became clear where the way out was. You can now swing E from approx spot 381 down to a gate and follow the track you reach here back to the road, where your car should still be waiting to take you home from this magical place. All in all about 13km and 5 hoursof one's life well spent. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/213/comment/4429/
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