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Central Dingle Area   N: Annascaul Lake North Subarea
Place count in area: 25, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 71, 78 
Highest place:
Beenoskee, 826m
Maximum height for area: 826 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 491 metres,

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Beenoskee Mountain Binn os Gaoith A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn os Gaoith [OSI], 'mountain above the wind/estuary') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 826m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q58062 08879
Place visited by 235 members. Recently by: InTheFade, Chance, No1Grumbler, KarenNick, Roswayman, marcel, justynagru, obanboy, ronan_og, Deise-Man, Maire-Ni, conormcg, jackos, learykid, Grumbler
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Longitude: -10.077357, Latitude: 52.213846 , Easting: 58062, Northing: 108879 Prominence: 491m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 458045 608932,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnsk, 10 char: Beenoskee
Bedrock type: Purple cross-bedded sandstone, (Cappagh Sandstone Formation)

It would seem that this name is locally understood to mean 'mountain above the wind', but as wind speeds tend only to increase the more height one gains, one has to ask what this could possibly mean. Another possibility is that gaoth is rather an archaic word for a water feature (possibly Lough Gill or the estuary of the nearby Owenmore River), and that the name was no longer understood once this word had fallen out of common use in Irish. For further information on the name Beenoskee, see Paul Tempan, Some Notes on the Names of Six Kerry Mountains, JKAHS, ser. 2, vol. v (2005), 5-19.   Binn os Gaoith is the highest mountain in the Central Dingle area and the 29th highest in Ireland.

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A wonderful moment of magic .. by jlk   (Show all for Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenoskee (<i>Binn os Gaoith</i>) in area Central Dingle, Ireland
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Fine, rocky summit with impressive cliffs.
by Colin Murphy  25 Nov 2015
Having ascended via Beenatoor and Coombane, it was nice to leave those grassy bumps behind and climb a mountain with lots of boulders and a rock-strewn surface! The summit is marked by two cairns and the views are spectacular. But perhaps the most impressive part of the mountain are the craggy cliffs you'll see on its north east side, plunging down to Loch an Cholmin. A fine mountain by any standard. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/28/comment/18383/
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Days like this .. by aidand   (Show all for Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith))
 
See Beenatoor for first part of the walk From Be .. by three5four0   (Show all for Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith))
 
Jean thinks so as well. Sandwich not bad either. .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith))
 
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