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BenwiskinMountainBinn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish 'peak of the haystack'SligoCounty, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock
Height:514mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16Grid Reference: G72344 49116 Place visited by 151 members. Recently by: denisdeasy, jlk, arderincorbett, Atlanticstar, eamonoc, magnumpig, Jimmy600leavey, paulbrown, eoghancarton, FrankMc1964, Sandragiron, NICKY, AntrimRambler, Peter Walker, 40Shades I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/