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Dunkerron Mountains Area   Cen: Mullaghanattin Subarea
Place count in area: 65, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Places in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Knocknagantee Near West Top 628m
Cen: An Bheann Mhór:   An Bheann Mhór 674.7mAn Bhinn Láir 514mCoomcallee 648.9mBeann na Stiocairí 673.1mCoomnahorna 590mGlanbeg 485.8mSlievenashaska 578mSlievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee:   Knockmoyle 682.1mFinnararagh 667mCnoc Breasail 591mKnocknagantee 674.3mKnocknagantee West Top 553mCoomnacronia 636mCoomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin:   An Cnoc Riabhach 534mBeann 752mBeann Far SW Top 636.2mBeann NE Top 692mBeann South Top 639mBeann SW Top 657mSallagh 570mMullaghanattin 773mMullaghanattin East Top 594mSallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare:   Gortamullin 205mKnockanaskill 356mLetter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha:   Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge:   Crossderry 489mKnocknabreeda 569mMothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple:   Bascadh 595mBascadh West Top 569mBoughil 631mCnoc na gCapall 639mKnocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh:   Broaghnabinnia 745mKnockaunanattin 569mKnockaunanattin West Top 466.1mStumpa Dúloigh 784mStumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780mStumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel:   Farraniaragh Mountain 468mEagle Hill 155mReenearagh 162mBeenarourke 304mKnocknasullig 117mCahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ):   Beenrour 418mEagles Hill 549mMullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff:   Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish:   Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge:   Esknaloughoge 416mEsknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff:   Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem:   An Bheann Mhór 309.3mDereenavurrig Hill 261mKnockanamadane 270mKnocknafreaghane 316.5mKnocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue:   Staigue Top 459mStaigue NE Top 435m

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Beann Mountain An Bheann Bhán A name in Irish (Ir. An Bheann Bhán [TH], 'white peak') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 752m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V72594 76461
Place visited by 194 members. Recently by: rhw, Deirdreb, maoris, Prem, Chopper, westside, ToughSoles, Ansarlodge, Moirabourke, Krzysztof_K, daitho9, bagoff, Arcticaurora, Daingean, Juanita
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Longitude: -9.852566, Latitude: 51.926378 , Easting: 72594, Northing: 76461 Prominence: 166m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 472589 576539,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Beann, 10 char: Beann
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Beann (approximate pronunciation: byown, rhyming with down) is most often climbed in combination with Mullaghanattin as part of a circuit of the Pocket. Despite being unnamed on the Discovery map, it is nearly as high as its neighbour and has several satellites of its own. The ridge extending to the south-west towards Finnararagh is among the most wild and solitary routes in Ireland.   Beann is the 76th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann (<i>An Bheann Bhán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beann from the SW
 
Uninspiring ridge top, well-located and with great views.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, simon3, Colin Murphy  31 Aug 2023
Beann is a flat top flanked by steep sides which lies in central Iveragh. It’s rarely climbed on its own being part of the Mulaghanattin horseshoe and the Dunkerron ridge. Extensive views of the Reeks, south Iveragh hills, Glenbeigh hills and Beara.

SE. Beann is often done as part of the Mullaghanattin Horseshoe which starts at V74740 74702 starA (see comments for Mullaghanattin for directions.) Approaching from Beann NE, the ascent from the col is about 90m and not excessively steep. The summit is quite unremarkable - a clump of slightly elevated grass topped by rocks. 3hrs+ anti clockwise/2hrs+ clockwise.

E. Park a car where you can near V76623 77454 starB and ascend the grassy and rocky spur W to the summit of Mullaghanattin E Top and hence follow directions listed in Mullaghanattin entry. 2.5 hrs

NW. It is also possible to reach B from Cloon Lake. However, the farmer at N end of Cloon Lake has requested hikers to start at V70843 78395 starC and to follow the stream uphill (stream is best seen on the ‘airphoto’ layer on the map above). Please do not ascend from the N end of the lake V70921 78795 starD or the farm track at 70855 78582 starE as both these routes involve a number of fence crossings. 2hrs+

B also lies on the Dunkerron ridge – the spine of Iveragh…it’s a 3 day walk between the vicinity of Waterville and the Ballaghbeama Pass and is a must for the wild campers among you.

Notable tracks include circular track/3485 and the epic track/3488 and track/2207 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/4835/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann (<i>An Bheann Bhán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beanns viewed from the South.
View from the south
by simon3  1 Nov 2012
Beann is on the skyline, left of centre in this picture taken from Lackawee in the Caha Mountains.
To its left are its SW Top, to its right its NE Top and then Mullaghanattin, looking from this angle more like a whaleback than the Matterhorn of Kerry.

Beann is very much part of a ridge, the Dunkerrons. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/14853/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann (<i>An Bheann Bhán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beann
 
eric on Beann, 2005
by eric  20 Dec 2005
Beann is composed of 6 summits which are all visible to the left in this photograph. This photograph was taken from Finnararagh which is west of Beann. Also visible in this photograph is Mullaghanattin, Corran Tuathail, Bruach na Binne & Stumpa Duloigh. Routes to the summits of Beann include (1) Approaching from the East from Ballaghbeama via Mullaghanattin. (2) Approaching from the West via Finnararagh. (3) On the main Sneem to Moll's Gap Road is the townland of Lettermoneel (OS Map No.78). From here take the ridge via Eskine, Knockarig & Faher Mountain. All 3 are long walks Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/2108/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann (<i>An Bheann Bhán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Beann from the SW
simon3 on Beann, 2006
by simon3  19 Sep 2006
Beann is at a meeting point of three ridges. One leads towards Mullaghanattin, another south to one end of the Mullaghanattin circuit and then thirdly south west towards An Corrán (Finnararagh). This is a Janus mountain, looking two ways, because although not quite a high as Mullaghanattin, it has good views of the Reeks and good views of the summits SW Dunkerrons towards Coomcallee above Waterville.

Different guidebooks have different spellings such as Beoun and Beounn. Usually you would reach this summit as part of the Mullaghnattin circuit, but it could also be reached from the Ballaghbeama gap or from the SE corner of Cloon Lough. The actual summit is unremarkable, being a grassy ridge with a fence.

The photo shows Beann SW top to the left and the steep route to Beann from the SW. This is one of those memorable pull ups that you could compare with some of the steep bits of Slieve Bearnagh (Mournes) or the pull up Maumturkmore (Maamturks). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/2499/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Beann (<i>An Bheann Bhán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The ridge of Beann
 
Geo on Beann, 2010
by Geo  23 Feb 2010
After summitting Mullaghnattin and heading SW to point 592, our next objective was Beann. We didn't summit the spot height 692 but kept to its left, all the time climbing so as to finish up on the ridge top N of Beann. Then we followed the fence the short relatively level grade to the Beann top. We actually went to the end of this and passed by the true summit by some 100 - 200 metres as it isn't immediately clear which little crest is the highest. Anyway once here you can continue to follow the fence S to a col before a little push up Beann S Top... Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/4428/
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eric on Beann, 2006
by eric  20 Sep 2006
Beann on the right as seen from the lower slopes of Coomura mountain. The Reeks in the background. The photograph also shows to some extent the "rough, confusing, boggy land" that Simon describes in his description of the walk from Knocknagantee to Coomura Mtn on the Coomura Mtn comment page. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/75/comment/2509/
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