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The Big Gun Mountain An Gunna Mór A name in Irish
also Lackagarrin, Foilnabreachaun an extra name in English
(Ir. An Gunna Mór [TH], 'the big gun') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 939m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84069 84500 This summit has been logged as climbed by 384 members. Recently by: wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, Philhanson, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jcincork, eugeneryan959, maike, conormcbandon, t.jay, tommccarthy
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.68882, Latitude: 52.000934 , Easting: 84069, Northing: 84500 Prominence: 74m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484042 584558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThBgGn, 10 char: ThBgGn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

This peak is at the S end of the arete connecting it to Cruach Mhór.   The Big Gun is the 10th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Big Gun in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The Big Gun from 50meters under Cruach Mhors Summit
The easy way up, but still difficult.
Short Summary created by jackill,  5 Sep 2014
Park in Cronins Yard V83665 87340 A where there is pay parking (2€ per day) and room for 50 cars.
There is also a seasonal Tea room and toilets.Walk through the gate passing a wall of plaques to your left , follow the track through another gate and over a stream. The path becomes loose pebbles, turn left just before the first bridge crossing to a stile at V83070 86411 B. Follow the stream edge from here before turning off to the left aiming for a noticable line of rocks that descend from Lough Cummeenapeasta. Follow this line up to the Lough.
Ascend eastwards over large rocks, it is easier to use these to step on rather than picking your way around them on the scant loose soil.
The summit of Cruach Mhor is marked by a large grotto with a brass statue of the Virgin and Child.
From Cruach Mhor though it looks daunting start by following the ridge crest then following the faint track down and along under the northside of the ridge by-passing the first 2 rock outcrops.
Where the path divides to an upper and lower track take take the lower one. Start to ascend at V84039 84575 C where the track to the col with Knocknapeasta is steep but obvious.
From this col the ascent to the summit of the Big Gun is a matter of heading back along the crest of the ridge and not nearly as difficult as a direct assault from the east.
This place is not for the faint-hearted however but it is special. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/4770/
I started at 6.30am from the parking lot on the w .. by dewhelan   (Show all for The Big Gun)
The Big Gun taken from the col under Cruach Mhor .. by jackill   (Show all for The Big Gun)
A light mist lifted from the Big Gun, and a dull .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for The Big Gun)
Scarier Than I'd Really Like .. by Aidy   (Show all for The Big Gun)
here is a picture towards the big gun .. by collywog   (Show all for The Big Gun)
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