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Benwiskin Mountain Binn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish
'peak of the haystack' Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116
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Longitude: -8.42658, Latitude: 54.3899 , Easting: 172344, Northing: 349116 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 572293 849115,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnwskn, 10 char: Benwiskin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

This peak is remarkable for its wave-like profile when seen from near Ballintrillick. However, it is probably its resemblance to a leaning haystack which accounts for its name. Ir. miosgán is cognate with Welsh misgawn/meisgawn, which has this meaning.   Benwiskin is the 491st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Near Gleniff Horseshoe drive
 
Dartry highlight
by davsheen  29 Jul 2018
Benwiskin view -the distinctive fin which offers spell binding views Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/19986/
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Gleniff Horseshoe
by Skyebabyisback  23 Jul 2011
Had a great day walking with the kids and dog round the Gleniff Horseshoe. Having the kids in tow though really limits the amount of summits you can reach......but I do try.. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/6425/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view from the top
 
The height of disappointment!
by Colin Murphy  15 Nov 2013
This route also takes in Annaccona (see relevant entry for parking and route up etc). From Annaccona summit, proceed west for a couple of hundred metres and then swing NW. There is a particularly spectacular plunging gorge to be seen at 7240 4660 A. Proceed NW for about 1.3km, keeping the cliffs well to your right, the terrain firm underfoot, mostly gently sloping. Benwiskin summit is completely unremarkable, belying how wonderful it appears from down below, and in that respect it is a bit disappointing. It is unmarked by any cairn, although there are a couple of fences and fence posts nearby. However, if you clamber over the fence and continue north for another 100m, you’ll see what gives Benwiskin such a great aesthetic - protruding from the end of the ridge is a sharp pinnacle, which drops vertically on two sides into the valley below. (See Pic) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/15256/
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