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

Height: 172m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q23354 00825 This summit has been logged as climbed by 15 members. Recently by: MichaelE, Colin Murphy, march-fixer, zanzibar, kernowclimber, sandman, mcrtchly, Conor74, Bernieor, dbloke, wicklore, Peter Walker, osullivanm, madfrankie, simon3
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Longitude: -10.580495, Latitude: 52.131523 , Easting: 23354, Northing: 100825 Prominence: 172m,   Isolation: 5.2km
ITM: 423343 600880,   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 1429th highest summit in Ireland. Inis Tuaisceart is the 4th most westerly summit in .

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Accessing Inishtooskert .. by wicklore   (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: Building on one of the few flatish pieces of the island.
 
Oratory with a possibly grizzly story.
by simon3  14 Sep 2012
At around Q23335 00380 B you will find a cluster of buildings, a minor monastic ruin, marked at St Brendan's Oratory. There is a round corbelled building, sunk well into the ground, with a hole, presumably for smoke, at the top.

The interior is seriously dirty with a discarded gas cylinder and other modern junk in it. According to Oileán, David Walsh's 2004 book on the islands of Ireland, "There is a local story of how the widow of a recently departed, corpulent husband got him out through the awkward entrance. She took him out in pieces." Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1045/comment/14813/
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Western Butress .. by march-fixer   (Show all for Inis Tuaisceart)
 
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