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Brandon Group Area
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 
Highest place:
Brandon, 951.7m
Maximum height for area: 951.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 934 metres,

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Beennabrack Mountain Macha na gCab A name in Irish
(Ir. Macha na gCab [OSI], 'plain of the beaks') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 608.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46865 05372
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Longitude: -10.239485, Latitude: 52.179367 , Easting: 46866, Northing: 105372 Prominence: 23.47m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 446849 605426,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbrck, 10 char: Benabrack
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

The Irish name Macha na gCab and the anglicised name Beennabrack have very different meanings. It seems unlikely that they originally referred to the same feature. An Seabhac gives the name Binn na mBroc ('peak of the badgers') for this hill (TCCD, 143, 233), which shows that Beennabrack is a corruption. He does not mention Macha na gCab.   Beennabrack is the 268th highest place in Ireland. Beennabrack is the most southerly summit in the Brandon Group area.

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Easy Climb from the South .. by group   (Show all for Beennabrack)
 
Coming down from the Brandon ridge at Fallaghnam .. by jackill   (Show all for Beennabrack)
 
This view northwards, from the top of Beennabrack .. by padodes   (Show all for Beennabrack)
 
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padodes on Beennabrack, 2008
by padodes  9 Jan 2008
Looking across a stretch of Loch Ui Fhiannachta (Clogharee Lough), one can see the dark form of Beennabrack rising up behind. What is not visible is the little corry lake she holds in her lap: Loch Tarbh (Lough Coumeenoughter). Nearly all the lakes and mountain tops in this area seem to have both an Irish name and a very different anglicised alternative. Further back, to the right of Beennabrack, is Ballysitteragh Mountain (An Scraig). Coming from Cloghane, one can walk into this valley along the "Pilgrims' Route", as it's called in the OS 70 map, and up to the saddle on the right. From there, a fine walk can be had by skirting the north-facing cliffs of Ballysitteragh, Beennabrack and An Bhinn Dubh, right across to the Connor Pass. After that, a few hundred yards down the Connor Hill Road, it is easy to cross the fence to the left and circle back over the valley beneath the same brooding mountains, passing between Loch Ui Fhiannachta and Loch Neil Phadraig and then onto the Pilgrims' Route again. My own photo was taken at this stage of the walk. I have never experienced any access problem here. There is much to explore at the head of this valley, with the ruins of a good deal of human habitation gradually merging back into nature. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/273/comment/2940/
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