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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
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Longitude: -10.253143, Latitude: 51.728142 , Easting: 44376, Northing: 55202 Prominence: 252m,   Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 444360 555268,   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 summit 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarriff Island in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: dead eyes
 
Supervalu and chocolate
by jackill  25 Jul 2011
Back in 1911 Lawerence Shea and his wife Bridget would have looked out of this bedroom window at Deenish Island.
He could not read or write and spoke only Irish. Five of his seven living children recorded in the census could and spoke Irish and English.
How alien would our lifes today seem to these people
In 1901 the same Sheas were living on the mainland in the townland of Coomatloukane.
Two shepherds father and son John and Patrick Galvin shared the house on the island at that time.
One of our boatmen said that a story goes locally that one of the Galvins once swam to the mainland to get help for a family member with appendicitis.

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Long live the Goats .. by chalky   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
My hat goes off to the first one to climb this is .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
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