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Dartry Mountains Area   NW: Benbulbin Subarea
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Benwiskin Mountain Binn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish 'peak of the haystack' Sligo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116
Place visited by 168 members. Recently by: finbarr65, annem, padstowe, rayw, justynagru, jm78, srr45, therealcrow, Pinger, Haulie, doogleman, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Aciddrinker, Grumbler
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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 525th highest place in Ireland.

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Its advisable to give this one a miss!! This is t .. by Dan   (Show all for Benwiskin (Binn Mhiosgáin))
 
Climbed Ben Wiskin in 1999, setting off at the cr .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benwiskin (Binn Mhiosgáin))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin (<i>Binn Mhiosgáin</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Benwiskin's steep edge
 
Dartry Walk in Sligo
by davsheen  1 Jan 2017
View of Benwiskins steep edge exhilarating views and not for those suffering from vertigo! Loop walk to include Ben Bulben, Kings Mountain and Benwiskin took 7 hours overall. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/18761/
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