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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
Place visited by 157 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Aciddrinker, Grumbler, ilenia, seanmeehan, denisdeasy, jlk, arderincorbett, Atlanticstar, eamonoc, magnumpig, Jimmy600leavey, paulbrown, eoghancarton
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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 523rd highest place in Ireland.

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Climbed Ben Wiskin in 1999, setting off at the cr .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
Dartry Walk in Sligo .. by davsheen   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
Access
by Sweeney  1 Apr 2013
Up on Benwiskin on the 1st of April 2013. No access problems. Bumped into 3 sheep farmers (spread out on the hill) and they were friendly and chatty.

The access described by CaptainVertigo is accurate, but a little dated. Park at the Coillte car park at G736 488 A. Follow the track taking a left turn at the forks. However, there has been quite a new track constructed heading south, where the firebreak was in the old description. Take this to the end, then head west, for about 200 metres, over newly cut and replanted forestry. From here make a gentle rising traverse to deal with the steep grassy slope. We choose to head north towards point 500, but reached the ridge before crossing any fences. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/14960/
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