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Brandon Group Area , S: Ballysitteragh Subarea
Feature count in area: 15, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, EW-DC, EW-DW
Highest Place: Brandon 951.7m

Starting Places (18) in area Brandon Group:
Ballinloghig, Ballybrack Mid, Brandon Pilgrimage Trail, Brandon Point, Brandon Village, Cloghane Community Centre, Conor Pass, Coosavuddig Quay Brandon Creek, Faha, Feoghanagh River, Hostel Cloghane Village, Lough Camclaun, Lough Doon CP, Mullaghveal Farm, Pedlars Lodge, Pilgrimage Trail Owenmore River, Sauce Creek Walkway Dingle Way, Tiduff

Summits & other features in area Brandon Group:
Cen: Faha Ridge: Benagh 822.5m, Faha Ridge 809.2m
N: Brandon Point: Faill an tSáis 430.7m
N: Brandon Ridge North: Brandon Far North Top 840.1m, Brandon North Top 895.4m, Masatiompan 761.9m, Pierasmore North Top 700m, Pierasmore 745.7m
S: Ballysitteragh: An Bhinn Dubh 479.2m, Ballysitteragh 623m, Beennabrack 608.5m
S: Brandon Ridge South: Gearhane 803m, Brandon Peak 840m, Brandon 951.7m, Brandon South Top 790m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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An Bhinn Dubh, 479.2m Hill
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(Ir. An Bhinn Dubh [OSI], 'the black peak'), Binn Dubh, Kerry County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, An Bhinn Dubh is the 632nd highest place in Ireland. An Bhinn Dubh is the second most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Brandon Group area.
Grid Reference Q48328 05613, OS 1:50k mapsheet 70
Place visited by: 146 members, recently by: Tuigamala, jackos, Djouce, Dee68, DeirdreM, maoris, Iamcan, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, learykid, Marykerry, miriam, a3642278, CusackMargaret, chelman7
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Longitude: -10.218227, Latitude: 52.181937, Easting: 48328, Northing: 105613, Prominence: 50.6m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 448311 605668
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: This is the first peak W of the Connor Pass.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: AnBhnD, 10 char: AnBhnDbh

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Summary for An Bhinn Dubh : Easy summit with good views.
Summary created by simon3, Peter Walker 2019-12-06 18:42:18
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Picture: December view from the east.
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 Conr Ps (Q49048 05584) 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.
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Picture: Low Cloud at An Bhinn Dubh Connor Pass Dingle
Low Cloud at An Bhinn Dubh
by noeloneill 5 Jan 2021
Descending towards the Conor Pass carpark below An Bhinn Dubh after completing a loop of the Coumanare Lakes in early December 2020 Linkback:
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Picture: Summit Cairn not on summit!
The Black Ben
by Geo 6 Dec 2019
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 Conr Ps (Q49048 05584) and just head West up the well-trodden track, 15 minutes will get you to the cairn at A (Q48569 05621) 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:
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