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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
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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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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Beenoskee (<i>Binn os Gaoith</i>) in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Beenoskee from Stradbally mountain.
High rocky conical peak in central Dingle peninsula
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Peter Walker, aidand  19 Dec 2020
Beenoskee is the loftier of a pair of high, distinguised peaks in the middle of the Dingle Peninsula. Annascaul is to the S and the picturesque Glentanassig Woods lie to the E. Great views are to be had of Brandon, Slieve Mish, the Reeks and SW Kerry.
S. There is parking for about 6 cars at Lough Annascaul. Follow the roadway up the valley until it peters out in the bog above. Then head NE initially across bog and continuing NE gradually ascend the S slopes of Beenoskee, but actually heading for the neighbouring Stradbally Mountain. You will eventually reach a fence which will lead you up to the summit of Stradbally Mountain and its equally impressive views. From here it is a 10 minute walk west to the top of Beenoskee. There is v steep ground on the N side of this ridge, so beware in poor visibility. From Beenoskee you can descend SW and pick up the track back down to Lough Annascaul. Allow about 5 hours.
SE. Park at Q59995 07812 starA and take the trail around the lake to Q59692 07897 starB and follow the stream until it peters out. Then head NW steeply for nearly 2k to the summit. Alternatively, from the car park head S and then SW along forest trails to Q58801 07137 starC and follow a similar route to the summit from here. 1.5hrs+
NE. Park at Q61475 08865 starD and follow a fence up to the E spur and from here another fence almost to the summit of Stradbally. From the summit it's a short walk to Beenoskee. 1.75 - 2hrs
Notable tracks incl. track/2911 9k, track/3158 14k and track/3374 16k Linkback:
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Photo taken from Ballyquin shows Stradbally Mt., .. by GWPR   (Show all for Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith))
The reflection of the stillness on Beenoskee is t .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith))
Beenoskee looking from Sraidbhaile Mountain .. by majorkikshaw   (Show all for Beenoskee (Binn os Gaoith))
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