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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area , SW: Bridia Subarea
Feature count in area: 29, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Carrauntoohil 1038.6m

Starting Places (19) in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Ballaghbeama Gap, Bridia Valley End, Cronins Yard, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Gap of Dunloe Kate K, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Hydro Road CP, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Lisleibane Trail Head, Lough Acoose North, Lough Acoose West, Lough Cappanlea OEC, Lough Caragh SW, Lough Fada N, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Tomies Lough Leane NW

Summits & other features in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Cen: Reeks West: Beenkeragh 1008.2m, Caher 1000m, Caher West Top 973.4m, Carrauntoohil 1038.6m, Cnoc Íochtair 746.3m, Hag's Tooth 662m, Knockbrinnea East Top 845.4m, Knockbrinnea West Top 852.2m, The Bones Peak 956.5m, Skregmore 847.7m, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann 852.1m
E: Cnoc an Bhráca: Cnoc an Bhráca 728m, Cnoc na dTarbh 655m, Strickeen 440m
N: Reeks North: Knockbrack 425m, Knocknabrone Hill 353m, Skregbeg 573m
NW: Gortnagan: Gortnagan Beg 298m
SE: Reeks East: Brassel Mountain 575m, Cnoc an Chuillinn 954.6m, Cnoc an Chuillinn East Top 922.9m, Knocknapeasta 985.1m, Cnoc na Toinne 844.1m, Cruach Mhór 930.8m, Maolán Buí 968.9m, The Big Gun 939.9m
SW: Bridia: Beann Bhán 459.5m, Beendarrig 449.7m, Beann Dubh 450.5m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Beann Dubh, 450.5m Hill
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, Binn Dubh, Kerry County in Munster province, in no lists, Beann Dubh is the 735th highest place in Ireland. Beann Dubh is the second most westerly summit in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks area.
Grid Reference V74901 82896, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 24 members, recently by: annem, liz50, Grumbler, eamonoc, simon3, Wilderness, Fergalh, daitho9, conormcbandon, chelman7, Wildrover, shaunkelly, markmjcampion, jackill, trekker
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.821628, Latitude: 51.984553, Easting: 74901, Northing: 82897, Prominence: 27m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 474878 582956
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BnD451, 10 char: Beann Dubh

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Summary for Beann Dubh : Summit on heathery ridge overlooking Lough Acoose.
Summary created by simon3 2022-01-17 19:25:44
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Picture: View from the east.
To the north: It is possible to start from around Glasheen (V76112 83996), which is on a road going past Lough Acoose.
From the south, start at around A (V77919 81491) in the Bridia Valley using the Kerry Way via Beendarrig to gain higher ground.
Expect heathery rough ground on all sides.
Usually this summit will be done with Beann Bhán and possibly Beendarrig. The summit is on a ridge with good views in every direction. Lough Acoose is visible to the north and Cloon Lough to the SW.
One member has remarked on the presence of bulls in the area.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/613/comment/5372/
Member Comments for Beann Dubh

ahendroff on Beann Dubh
by ahendroff 21 Mar 2009
Started from Glasheen (V761 840), cross the bridge, then across fields, later to ascend the spur starting at approx. B (V750 836) to the left of the fence. At about 370m, I crossed the fence to the right, as the terrain is slightly easier. However, rounding a grassy knoll, a glare of sunshine hit me, I looked up - lo and behold - sat a bull! I drifted back toward the fence as the bull got up to descend the knoll. Then in front of me was another grassy knoll, and behind it stood ... another bull! I just about made it over the fence as the bulls strode toward me. So word of advice: anyone climbing this hill may want to walk left of the fence even if the terrain is slightly rougher ... Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/613/comment/3660/
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Picture: Lough Acoose from Beann Dubh
The Black Peak
by ciarraioch 11 Nov 2014
We knocked off the three neighboring hills from the top of the Bridia path on the Kerry Way. Allow about an hour and a half one-way from this point across Beendarrig and Beann Bhán, with more time to get to the aforementioned saddle from either the Lough Acoose or Bridia valley sides. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/613/comment/17742/
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Picture: Coomloughra from near the top
Access via Glencar marked walk
by thomas_g 27 Jun 2015
There is a marked walk that will get you to the stream that runs off Beann Dubh, you can then follow the spur as it winds its way towards the top. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/613/comment/18163/
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