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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: -8.426488, Latitude: 54.389909 , Easting: 172344, Northing: 349116 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 572299 849116,   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 523rd highest place in Ireland.

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Last Digit on Northern face .. by swoop   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
Dan on Benwiskin, 2004
by Dan  24 Sep 2004
Its advisable to give this one a miss!! This is the "Bull" McSharry's hill. As a Sligo person myself, I've heard all the stories and for your own personal safety or if you value your car in its present condition, my advise is to keep away. If you really must climb this mountain, the best way would be to come along the ridge from Slievemore and hope "The Bull" doesn't spot you. I don't particularly want to spark a political debate here, because I know this is not what this site is about, but in case you think the access issue is just down to fear of compensation claims, its not always the case. This guy has ranted about it having something to do with Cromwell, 1916, etc.!! Time to move on buddy..... Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/1193/
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Ben Wiskin from Ballinatrillick. This is the wav .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
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