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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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Beenatoor Mountain Binn an Tuair A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn an Tuair [OSI], 'peak of the bleaching green') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 592m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q55850 08908
Place visited by 78 members. Recently by: justynagru, hivisibility, mountainmike, markmjcampion, Grumbler, strangeweaver, thomas_g, FrankMc1964, hak493r, Lauranna, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, millsd1, GSheehy, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -10.109769, Latitude: 52.213567 , Easting: 55850, Northing: 108908 Prominence: 66m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 455829 608965,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bntr, 10 char: Beenatoor
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

Located on southern boundary of Glennahoo townland. The location of this feature looks odd on the Discovery map but on the 1/2 inch map it is the lower peak which directly overlooks Maghanaboe and An Seabhac's description confirms this: binn árd cnuic ar an dteorainn theas [Glennahoo townland]. Anglicised name appears on ½ inch map.   Binn an Tuair is the 310th highest place in Ireland.

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Short Summary created by march-fixer  10 Sep 2012
With its feet in the Glenahoo River and its back resting up against Coumbaun, this peak looks out south west towards the head of the Dingle Peninsula. The name suggests that there was a bleaching green in the locality, which would necessitate a large expanse of sloping grass, well exposed to the sun.

The summit may be reached, either by walking in through the enchanting Glenahoo River valley or as an extension of a route across from Coumbaun and Beenoskee . Either way, it is a challenging trek requiring around 3 to 4 hours if approaching along the Glenahoo track. There is ample parking at the old burial ground and church just off the R560 road, about 400m west of the Glenahoo track entrance. Extreme care should be taken when walking along the R560, which is a very busy and narrow road.

There is no problem with access. This track is way-marked in along the Glenahoo track, but it is only of use just beyond the head of the valley because it swings back south and up over the ridge, away towards Anascaul Lake. There are no fences to cross and the peat hags near the col are innocuous. Care should be taken at the summit as there can be high winds and there is a sheer drop west to the Glenahoo valley floor. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/5051/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenatoor (<i>Binn an Tuair</i>) in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Looking west across Macha na Bo valley to Binn Gob an Iolair and Sliabh Mhacha Re North East
 
New Comment: Binn an Tuair 'the hill for bleaching flax'
by liz50  10 Jan 2021
Being restricted to my county of Kerry has given me the opportunity to explore new routes to access the local mountains. Having discovered the delights of a valley known locally as Macha na Bo (The valley of the cows) or Glenahoo I had been drawn to an imposing rocky outcrop on the western slope of Beenatoor approx 100m below the summit. This involved a steep vertical ascent of 450m having left the main track into the valley at Q548 091 A to gain a superb vantage point looking down into the valley, across to Slievenalecka and Slieveanea to the west and the snow capped Brandon range to the North west. A lung bursting climb to the rather dull summit of Beenatoor (Binn an Tuair meaning the 'hill of the bleaching flax' locally) followed. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/22040/
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milo on Beenatoor, 2005
by milo  7 May 2005
Easter Saturday'05started here for me, after a really good Good Friday on Brandon Ridge. Parking clear of the bend on the Conor Pass road at 544 101 B head up the Glenahoo road, leaving it at the gate around 546 098 C to ascend the flank of the glen on a steep track which attains the ridge about 400m. Stay near the western edge for a splendid view across Beenbo toward Slieveanea and Dingle Bay beyond. Visiting Coombaun I would commend only to dedicated '600' baggers. Best to ascend Beenoskee directly or detour over Glaneteentassig north. Cross the fence edging this for a memorable sidelong view over rocky buttresses toward An Duloch. As you head for Stradbally top you will note a commemorative banner about 100 metres to the east., erected by the friends of Donald Earlie, who died aged 22 imn January 2004. Beenoskee can than be reached from the east , descending steeply northward to the lake,where photo fans who haven't left their apparatus 200 miles away might get a fine panorama of both tops. A return to the start can be made from here , those with two cars may find Tomasin's in Stradbally a compelling feature of the homeward view. One of the higher points of a a great weekend. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/1650/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenatoor (<i>Binn an Tuair</i>) in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from Beenatoor
jackill on Beenatoor, 2006
by jackill  18 May 2006
The summit of Beenatoor is a somewhat indistinguished area of grass.
It is though a fine place to view the mountains to the west.
Acoss the meandering Glennahoo river valley are two peaks under 500 meters, but still distinctive in shape, Beenbo and Slievenagower.Behind them rises Coumanare.
Off to the left is the ridgeline with Croaghskearda and Gowlane Beg. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/2350/
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three5four0 on Beenatoor, 2009
by three5four0  1 Oct 2009
From the car park at 582051 D, by lough Anscaul, we followed the track up hill past the Waterfalls to the wide col between points 396 & 383. From here we struck out cross country, crossing several streams & peat hags to reach the summit of Beenatoor, with its fine views of Beenbo. From here we descended to a col and climbed up to Coumbaun, crossing a wire fence on the way.

See Beenoskee for continution Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/4170/
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fmacm on Beenatoor, 2007
by fmacm  4 Sep 2007
Re: Milo's comment on Beenatoor - The Munster Jersey near the peak of Stradbally was erected, by his loyal friends, in memory of a fine young Limerick man, Donald Earlie, who died suddenly (aged 22) in January 2004. Don's friends replaced the Munster flag with an Irish Flag Summer 2006. The Irish flag was replaced with a Limerick flag during Summer 2007. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/1680/
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