Benagh 822m mountain, Brandon Group Ireland at MountainViews.ie
Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Croghan Hill

Tonduff East Top: My final Local 100

Tonduff East Top: Climbing east top in isolation

Crotlieve

Tonduff East Top: Dull top with panoramic views

Table Mountain West Top: Bird's eye view

Table Mountain West Top: Unremarkable top with fine views.

Alt de Comapedrosa

UK website for mountains

Taghart South: Only one way up

Devilsmother North Top: Simple top on the way to main summit.

Devilsmother ridge from N59

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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 168 members. Recently by: learykid, Grumbler, murphyman, FrankMc1964, Patbrdrck, jamesmforrest, Lauranna, Wilderness, Fergalh, eamonoc, sammullangalvin, PaulaMc, JimMc, Younghappy, ilenia
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/30/
COMMENTS for Benagh 1 2 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benagh in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Benagh from the west
 
What a view!
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, jackill  25 Sep 2018
Start at the carpark under the Faha Grotto( marked on OS map) on the hillside overlooking Cloghane. There is room for 8-10 cars.
Walk up the track past grotto and on until you cross over a wire fence. At this point you will be near the crest of the ridge. .
Leaving the path here continue on up to the crest of the ridge after the wire fence and follow a low line of stones upwards. This stone line will after a short distance start to veer to the left away from the crest of the ridge. Do not follow it, stay near to the crest which will turn slowly towards the right. You will eventually gain a grassy platform after crossing another fence at about 790/800 meters elevation , this is the summit area Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/30/comment/4790/
 
29 May 2005. Brandon clear! I had aborted a cli .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
This picture was taken after descending part way .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
Spectacular .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Benagh)
 
Brandon Mountain East Top in the centre of the pi .. by jackill   (Show all for Benagh)
 
I finally managed to find a view of the east top .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Benagh)
 
COMMENTS for Benagh 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Benagh.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.