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Brandon Group Area
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 
Highest place:
Brandon, 951.7m
Maximum height for area: 951.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 934 metres,

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Benagh Mountain Binn Fhaiche A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Faiche [TCCD*], 'peak of Faha') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 822m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46908 11928
Place visited by 159 members. Recently by: sammullangalvin, PaulaMc, JimMc, Younghappy, ilenia, PaulNolan, toblereoghan, hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, jimgraham, Dean, timmyc, Hadleigh, millsd1, JohnAshton
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Longitude: -10.241827, Latitude: 52.238249 , Easting: 46908, Northing: 111928 Prominence: 57m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 446891 611981,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benagh, 10 char: Benagh
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

The name Benagh is marked on the OS 6 map. An Fhaiche / Faha is the name of the townland in which this peak is situated. The grotto at which the traditional ascent of the mountain begins is further down in the same townland. The walls E of the summit were identified as the remains of an inland promontory fort by archaeologist Barry Raftery. For information on this fort, see Archaeology Ireland Heritage Guide No. 29 (published March 2005). Previously Brandon Mtn East Top in MV.   Benagh is the 32nd highest place in Ireland.

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What a view! .. by group   (Show all for Benagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benagh in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Brandon East Top from the low point between the tops
 
skyehigh on Benagh, 2005
by skyehigh  12 Jun 2005
29 May 2005. Brandon clear! I had aborted a climb the previous day, preferring sunshine on Ballydavid Head, Sybil Head and Mount Eagle to murk and showers on Brandon, and just had to take advantage of this opportunity. I planned to follow the Faha ridge (a "piece of cake", according to another climber I met - I reserved judgement on that) and take in all the tops north of Brandon senior. Anyway, the climb to the east top could hardly be easier, and on this fine day the views were breathtaking. Once the east top is reached, the walking is interspersed with scrambling. I was reminded of Aonach Eagach in Glencoe, though the scrambles here are shorter and the ridge itself is much shorter. And as I hadn't traversed the ridge before, I was always mindful that negotiating the final obstacle could be tricky...... Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/30/comment/1749/
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This picture was taken after descending part way .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
Spectacular .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Benagh)
 
I finally managed to find a view of the east top .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
Brandon Mountain East Top in the centre of the pi .. by jackill   (Show all for Benagh)
 
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