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Dingle West Area
Maximum height for area: 516 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 461 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 70 For all tops   Highest summit: Mount Eagle, 516m
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Sybil Head Hill Ceann Sibéal A name in Irish
(Ir. Ceann Sibéal [OSI], 'head(-land) of Sybil') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Conglomerate, sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 206m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q31468 06340 This summit has been logged as climbed by 38 members. Recently by: hivisibility, IainT, jacek22m, Pepe, fingalscave, shaunkelly, ciarraioch, markmjcampion, Harry Goodman, ahendroff, omurchu, chalky, eamonoc, wwwalker, Fergalh
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Longitude: -10.464854, Latitude: 52.183572 , Easting: 31468, Northing: 106340 Prominence: 201m,   Isolation: 4.4km
ITM: 431455 606394,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SyblHd, 10 char: Sybil Head
Bedrock type: Conglomerate, sandstone & siltstone, (Pointagare Group)

Sybil Point and Sybil Head are said to be named after Sybil Lynch, and near Doon Point a stump of masonry is all that remains of Sybil Castle, also known as Ferriter's Castle. In fact, they were named earlier than her time but the story is worth recording. The Ferriters – originally le Furetur – were a Norman family who settled here in the 13th Century. Sybil Lynch of Galway eloped with one of the Ferriters and was pursued by her father. She hid in a cave while her father laid seige to the castle, but when the fight was over it was found that the sea had swept through the cave and washed her away (Steve MacDonogh - The Dingle Peninsula: History, Folklore, Archaeology). A full account of the story is given by Captain Crane in the Kerry Archaeological Magazine, vol. i, no. 3 (1909), 143-47.   Ceann Sibéal is the 1375th highest summit in Ireland.

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A dramatic walk along the plunging cliff tops of .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ceann Sibéal)
 
Parked the car on the grass verge at Q325 058&nbs .. by dbloke   (Show all for Ceann Sibéal)
 
Here's a picture of Sybil Head from the south, ne .. by simon3   (Show all for Ceann Sibéal)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ceann Sibéal in area Dingle West, Ireland
Picture: View of Inis Tuaisceart from the tower on Ceann Sibeal
 
Three Sisters and Ceann Sibeal
by Mo  17 Aug 2012
Starting in Smerwick, we climbed Binn Diarmada the furthest north of the Three Sisters and then all the way over to Ceann Sibeal (Sybil Head). Pretty dramatic cliffs as already noted. It was very windy so we stayed well back form the cliffs. This meant that we had to climb a lot of fences / ditches and barbed wire which made for slow progress. Amazing that all of these headlands are in a direct line, from Ballydavid Head across the bay, through the Three sisters, Ceann Sibeal and out to the pinnacle on Inis Tuaisceart. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1035/comment/14760/
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The lookout tower on Ceann Sibeal. .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Ceann Sibéal)
 
Sister Act... .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Ceann Sibéal)
 
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