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Dunkerron Mountains Area   Cen: An Bheann Mhór Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Places in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Cen: An Bheann Mhór:   An Bheann Mhór 674.7mAn Bhinn Láir 514mCoomcallee 648.9mBeann na Stiocairí 673.1mCoomnahorna 590mGlanbeg 485.8mSlievenashaska 578mSlievenashaska South Top 566m
Cen: Knocknagantee:   Knockmoyle 684mFinnararagh 667mCnoc Breasail 591mKnocknagantee 676mKnocknagantee West Top 553mCoomnacronia 636mCoomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin:   An Cnoc Riabhach 534mBeann 752mBeann Far SW Top 636.2mBeann NE Top 692mBeann South Top 639mBeann SW Top 657mSallagh 570mMullaghanattin 773mMullaghanattin East Top 594mSallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare:   Gortamullin 205mKnockanaskill 356mLetter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha:   Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge:   Crossderry 489mKnocknabreeda 569mMothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple:   Bascadh 595mBascadh West Top 569mBoughil 631mCnoc na gCapall 639mKnocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh:   Broaghnabinnia 745mKnockaunanattin 569mKnockaunanattin West Top 467mStumpa Dúloigh 784mStumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780mStumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel:   Farraniaragh Mountain 468mEagle Hill 155mReenearagh 162mBeenarourke 304mKnocknasullig 117mCahernageeha Mountain 499m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ):   Beenrour 418mEagles Hill 549mMullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff:   Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish:   Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge:   Esknaloughoge 416mEsknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff:   Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem:   An Bheann Mhór 308mDereenavurrig Hill 261mKnockanamadane 270mKnocknafreaghane 313mKnocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue:   Staigue Top 459mStaigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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An Bhinn Láir Mountain (Ir. An Bhinn Láir [TH], 'the middle peak') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78&83 Grid Reference: V62999 71461
Place visited by 38 members. Recently by: IainT, Fergalh, peter1, John.geary, eoghancarton, Grumbler, FrankMc1964, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, Deise-Man, ciarraioch, shaunkelly, ilenia, melohara, Lauranna
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Longitude: -9.990213, Latitude: 51.879036 , Easting: 62999, Northing: 71461 Prominence: 65m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 462979 571523,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AnBhnL, 10 char: AnBhnLár
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Located at the top of the ridge separating the valleys of Derriana from Cloonaghlin. Previously Cloonaghlin in MV.   An Bhinn Láir is the 521st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>An Bhinn Láir</i>  in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Namona and Cloonaghlin
 
Serene, Graceful and Light
by CaptainVertigo  22 Apr 2014
A Bhinn Lair sails like a ship between the waters of Namona and Cloonaghlin (pictured) to its south and Derriana to its north, heading for Ballinskelligs Bay. It tapers like Sheep's Head Way or Croaghaun, but it an understated way because,while it is sea bound, it has some miles to travel before it will reach its destination. I found its narrow southern road and the degree of habitation on its south western flanks a little disconcerting so I parked near Oweveen Bridge (under Bheann Mhor) and walked across between Namona and Cloonaghlin shortly after dawn. The isthmus is cut by a stream between the lakes bridged by stacked flat stones. Seek permission before you go this way. From this point you can see the great horseshoe of surrounding mountains.
There is something serene about this mountain. If some of its compatriots are rough, gnarled or even monstrous, this one has a certain delicate grace and, surrounded as it is by water, lights up easily. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/424/comment/16024/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>An Bhinn Láir</i>  in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view west of An Bhinn Láir
simon3 on An Bhinn Láir, 2006
by simon3  13 Sep 2006
The summit is part of an east west ridge more than 3k long. At the east end is the rough tumult of ground dotted with lakes, ponds, cliffs etc between Coomcathcun and Cnoc Breasil. Walking away from this to the west you find yourself on a grassy ridge. It feels higher and airier than it is because of the lakes on either side (Cloonaghlin Lough to the south and Derriana Lough to the north)
The rising ground on the left is part of An Bheann Mhór (The Big Peak) a summit just a little higher than Coomcallee which is better known.
Access to An Bhinn Láir is no doubt possible from the roads to either of the loughs beneath it, however I got to it via some rough ground from Coomcathcun. Most probably also you could construct some interesting walks around the loughs, using An Bhinn Láir to gain height.
From most ways up you this summit will be able to savour the walk its long grassy ridge for its views and unusual lake surrounds. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/424/comment/2486/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>An Bhinn Láir</i>  in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lough Coomeathcun.
 
simon3 on An Bhinn Láir, 2006
by simon3  13 Sep 2006
An Bhinn Láir is a great place to look at the spectacular wild north side of Coomcallee.
This view of the wind-ruffled Lough Coomeathcun with the glints of sun on it was one of the chief delights of a visit to An Bhinn Láir. So strong was the wind on it that we could barely stand. Go and enjoy. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/424/comment/2487/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>An Bhinn Láir</i>  in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of the cliffs to the south side.
Pretty but wild.
by simon3  29 May 2012
Ah, Middle Peak, I have viewed you from the north and east, now here goes from the south. Your southern flanks are rougher than I thought, so although you have the prettiest of locations between lakes, you do have toughness in your pedigree. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/424/comment/6829/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>An Bhinn Láir</i>  in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: An Bhinn Láir's top and its echoes off into the west.
 
simon3 on An Bhinn Láir, 2006
by simon3  12 Sep 2006
This photo was taken on the summit of Coomavaniha, 2.5km to the NE, showing the steep cliffs on the whole of the northern side of the mountain.

The mountain's long western spur (with two bumps at the right of the picture) divides Derriana Lough (North and right) from Cloonaghlin Lough behind the ridge, though neither lough is visible in the picture.

The twin peaks central on the horizon are on Bolus head. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/424/comment/1937/
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Picture: An Bhinn Láir from the west
Descent into hell!
by Colin Murphy  18 Jul 2012
An Bhinn Láir was the final top in a trio that also included Cnoc Breasil and Coomcathcun. Descended along the western ridge, which appears not too troublesome from a distance, but be warned, if you choose to go up or down this route from the west be prepared for often steep terrain, uneven ground which is often covered by gorse, a barbed wire fence or two and the occasional very swampy bit. (Not having intended to return by this route, having descended the mountain we then had to wade through a river, walk in the shallows of a lake and then cross a virtual swamp to return to our car!) Having said that, the summit views were quite spectacular. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/424/comment/14723/
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