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County Kerry
Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Binn Chaorach (Beenkeragh) - - 1434441.jpg
Range: MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Summit: 3,314 feet V80138525
52°0’25"N, 9°44’48"W

Beenkeragh is mountain in County Kerry, within Ireland's highest range, MacGillycuddy's Reeks. It reaches 3,314 feet above sea level at the summit, making it the second-highest mountain in all Ireland, overtopped only by Carrauntoohil, which stands to the south.

Beenkeragh is connected to Carrauntoohil by a long ridge, the highest point of which is considered a separate top, known as Carrauntoohil Tooth or The Bones.


There are two main approaches to climb Beenkeragh. The first is up the Hag's Tooth Ridge, a challenge not for the faint-hearted and requiring a scamble in places. The other is across the narrow ridge from Carrauntoohil, which is again not a route for the inexperienced and requiring work on hands-and-knees on occasion.