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Brandon Group Area
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 
Highest place:
Brandon, 951.7m
Maximum height for area: 951.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 934 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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An Bhinn Dubh Hill (Ir. An Bhinn Dubh [OSI], 'the black peak') Kerry County, in Carn List, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 479.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q48328 05613
Place visited by 109 members. Recently by: padstowe, abcd, briankelly, jasonmc, MountainHunter, Hadleigh, FrankMc1964, Lauranna, gaoithe, Aidy, Eirepur, Pepe, millsd1, deemango, bergman
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Longitude: -10.218227, Latitude: 52.181937 , Easting: 48328, Northing: 105613 Prominence: 50.64m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 448311 605668,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AnBhnD, 10 char: AnBhnDbh
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

This is the first peak W of the Connor Pass.   An Bhinn Dubh is the 581st highest place in Ireland. An Bhinn Dubh is the second most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Brandon Group area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bhinn Dubh in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: December view from the east.
 
Updated Summary:
Easy summit with good views.
Short Summary created by simon3, Peter Walker  Fri 6 Dec
An Bhinn Dubh is almost certainly the easiest top on the entire Dingle peninsula. The first bump on the huge sickle-shaped ridge linking the Connor Pass to Brandon, its ascent can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Start from the car park at the top of the pass Q4904805584 A and plod up the wide and gently-inclined track heading west for about 700m to the summit (a little way past a conspicuous cairn). The immediate environs are unexceptional but the views are very good.

If not pressed for time continuing at least as far as Ballysitteragh is recommended. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/521/comment/5280/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bhinn Dubh in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Summit Cairn not on summit!
Updated Comment:
The Black Ben
by Geo  Fri 6 Dec
I can't believe this hill hasn't been commented on, considering it's position close to a very busy viewing point. If you park at the Connor Hill viewpoint on the highest point of the Connor Pass Q4904805584 A and just head West up the well-trodden track, 15 minutes will get you to the cairn at Q4856905621 B and another 3 or 4 minutes to the highest point. I imagine that many people climb this short half km,70 metre ascent to get photo op's, then with their panoramas of the Dingle Peninsula complete, head back down to their car, bike or whatever transport they arrived in/on. I have a pic of the summit, a relatively flat, unexciting place in itself, but what a vantage point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/521/comment/6406/
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