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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 79 members. Recently by: Fergalh, justynagru, hivisibility, mountainmike, markmjcampion, Grumbler, strangeweaver, thomas_g, FrankMc1964, hak493r, Lauranna, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, millsd1, GSheehy
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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 313th highest place in Ireland.

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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
 
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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenatoor (<i>Binn an Tuair</i>) in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: The Glenahoo View
A Worthwhile Detour
by ahogan  28 Nov 2015
Having visited Stradbally mountain and Beensokee (see my comments on these summits or track 3158 for the other parts of the route), we tacked on this detour to Beenatoor before heading back over Coombane. From the summit of Beenoskee, the initial descent (head southwest to avoid the steepest ground on the northern side) is steep with loose rocks underfoot at times, before changing to flatter and wetter ground at the bottom with a nice mixture of peat hags and bog holes to hone your bog jumping technique. At the base of the col, swing back in a north-westerly direction to skirt around the base of Coombane on the way to Beenatoor. While the summit of Beenatoor is relatively flat and unremarkable, the out and back detour (adds about 2km to route) is well worth it for the views from down into the steep sided Glenahoo valley directly below and further afield to the Brandon ridge. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/18397/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beenatoor (<i>Binn an Tuair</i>) in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: View from top across Brandon Bay to the east.
 
Steep ascent, unmarked summit.
by Colin Murphy  2 Nov 2015
Quite a steep ascent from the Glenahoo River track, but going quite good - mainly short grass and firm underfoot. Unmarked top, which is just a grassy hump. Fine views - particularly to the north. As commented on by others, it can be an extremely windy place at the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/291/comment/18381/
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