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Inishtooskert Hill Inis Tuaisceart A name in Irish
(Ir. Inis Tuaisceart [logainm.ie], 'northern island') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Fluvial, aeolian sandstone, conglomerate Bedrock

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Height: 172m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q23354 00825 This place has been logged as visited by 16 members. Recently by: DavidWalsh, MichaelE, Colin Murphy, march-fixer, zanzibar, kernowclimber, sandman, mcrtchly, Conor74, Bernieor, dbloke, wicklore, Peter Walker, osullivanm, madfrankie
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Longitude: -10.580497, Latitude: 52.13155 , Easting: 23354, Northing: 100825 Prominence: 172m,  Isolation: 5.2km
ITM: 423343 600883,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Inshts, 10 char: Inshtskrt
Bedrock type: Fluvial, aeolian sandstone, conglomerate, (Smerwick Group)

The remarkable form of Inis Tuaisceart seen from the mainland, which resembles a recumbent human figure, has given rise to several names, such as An Fear Marbh ('the dead man'), 'the Bishop' and 'the Sleeping Giant'. To the south of the island's summit lies an early Christian structure known as Teampall Bréanainn or St. Brendan's Oratory.   Inis Tuaisceart is the 1433th highest place in Ireland. Inis Tuaisceart is the 4th most westerly summit in .

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Oratory with a possibly grizzly story. .. by simon3   (Show all for Inis Tuaisceart)
 
Atlantic outpost .. by wicklore   (Show all for Inis Tuaisceart)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Inis Tuaisceart in area Dingle West, Ireland
Picture: Accessing Inishtooskert
 
Accessing Inishtooskert
by wicklore  9 Sep 2012
Inishtooskert has no pier, jetty or other manmade boat-landing appartus. Our boat, the Blasket Princess under the skillful command of Mick Sheeran, stopped a few hundred feet offshore, and we took turns loading into the dingy to be whisked to the islands' rocks. The dingy literally pulls up onto a sloping rock and Matt's able assistants aided us to individually clamber onto the sloping rock. From here it was a 10 metre scrambe using both hands to reach the slightly less steep grassy slope above. Another 20 metres of steep grassy slope and eventually the slope eased off, from where it is was a straightforward ramble over sheep-cropped grass and heather to the summit.

Sheep are kept on the island and are landed/collected from the same spot we used, meaning that it really must be just about the only place to access the island. A photo showing sheep being loaded can be seen here: http://www.diomedia.com/public/;jsessionid=3525CABE4DD241AF635AFA8D201F0887.worker2en/3683171 B/imageDetails.html

The prescence of the sheep mean that the island doesn't have the long difficult heather and grass of Inis na Bro. However Inishtooskert does have an abundance of dead birds which are most likely the result of seagulls. The sheer amount of carcasses led many of the group to wonder if it wasn't mink or larger birds of prey at work. However the remains of wings and legs seems to be the trademark leftovers of a seagull feast.

My photo shows some intrepid MountainViewers on the landing rock as the dingy collects them to return to the boat. Not the most accessible island by a long shot! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1045/comment/14800/
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Western Butress .. by march-fixer   (Show all for Inis Tuaisceart)
 
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