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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 166 members. Recently by: padstowe, rayw, justynagru, jm78, srr45, therealcrow, Pinger, Haulie, doogleman, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Aciddrinker, Grumbler, ilenia, seanmeehan
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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 520th highest place in Ireland.

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Climbed Ben Wiskin in 1999, setting off at the cr .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benwiskin (Binn Mhiosgáin))
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin (<i>Binn Mhiosgáin</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From Near Gleniff
 
Dartry View
by davsheen  29 Jul 2018
View of the distinctive Benwiskin edge in Sligo's Dartry range Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/19985/
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