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Scarriff Island Hill An Scairbh A name in Irish
(Ir. An Scairbh [logainm.ie], poss. 'rough place') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 252m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V44376 55202
Place visited by 9 members. Recently by: DavidWalsh, chalky, Conor74, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, dbloke, wicklore, Peter Walker, jackill
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Longitude: -10.253098, Latitude: 51.728125 , Easting: 44376, Northing: 55202 Prominence: 252m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 444363 555266,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ScrfIs, 10 char: ScrfIslnd
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Why Scarriff is so named is something of a mystery, as it is quite some distance from the mainland in deep water. One possible solution is to interpret the name as Ir. garbh, 'rough', with a prosthetic s-, as happens with many other words, such as teach and creag.   Scarriff Island is the 1271th highest place in Ireland. Scarriff Island is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Dunkerron Mountains area.

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Mind the Goats .. by wicklore   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
The violent history .. by Conor74   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
First Ascent .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
Supervalu and chocolate .. by jackill   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
Long live the Goats
by chalky  31 Jul 2015
Des O'Shea operates a RIB from Wave Crest campsite, Caherdaniel ,www.ribtrips.ie and took me to Deanish first then on to Scarriff which has a natural harbour near the NE corner . Presumably the Goats are keeping the vegetation in check so easier going than Deanish. Mass is held every year in the ruined house on the island ,this year 100 attented ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1000/comment/18217/
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My hat goes off to the first one to climb this is .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
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