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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

Height: 252m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V44376 55202 This summit has been logged as climbed by 8 members. Recently by: chalky, Conor74, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, dbloke, wicklore, Peter Walker, jackill
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 1268th highest summit in Ireland. Scarriff Island is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Dunkerron Mountains area.

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COMMENTS for Scarriff Island 1 of 1
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   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarriff Island in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The bulk of Scarriff Island rising from the Atlantic.
 
paddyhillsbagger on Scarriff Island, 2009
by paddyhillsbagger  3 Aug 2009
My hat goes off to the first one to climb this island hill. Not only does it look quite imposing, but simply sailing the water to it would be an adventure! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1000/comment/3992/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
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