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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 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
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Longitude: -10.077387, Latitude: 52.213854 , Easting: 58062, Northing: 108879 Prominence: 491m,  Isolation: 0.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 458043 608933,   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.   Beenoskee is the highest mountain in the Central Dingle area and the 29th highest in Ireland.

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Ireland's finest views? .. by group   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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GWPR on Beenoskee, 2002
by GWPR  21 Nov 2002
Photo taken from Ballyquin shows Stradbally Mt., Benoskee,Coumbaun, Beenatoor up into Gleann na Huaimhe. August 2002. I could walk forever here! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/28/comment/226/
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Fine, rocky summit with impressive cliffs. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Beenoskee)
 
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