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Cruach Mhór Mountain (Ir. Cruach Mhór [OSI 1:25,000], 'big stack') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 932m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84077 84824
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Longitude: -9.688756, Latitude: 52.003856 , Easting: 84077, Northing: 84824 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484054 584883,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrchMh, 10 char: CrchMhór
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The summit has a grotto built by a local farmer who dragged the cement, sand and water up from his home in Ballyledder on his back. There is also a lower peak to the east known as An Chruach Bheag (TH). Both have the sharply pointed shape associated with peaks called cruach, and this also accounts for the Irish name of the range: na Cruacha Dubha (Mhic Giolla Mo Chuda).   Cruach Mhór is the 11th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cruach Mhór in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: From Cnoc an Chuillinn
 
The Grotto at the end of the world
Short Summary created by jackill,  30 Jun 2011
Park in Cronins Yard V83665 87340 A where there is pay parking (2€ per day) and room for 50 cars.
There is also a seasonal Tea room and toilets.Walk through the gate passing a wall of plaques to your left , follow the track through another gate and over a stream. The path becomes loose pebbles, turn left just before the first bridge crossing to a stile at V83070 86411 B. Follow the stream edge from here before turning off to the left aiming for a noticable line of rocks that descend from Lough Cummeenapeasta. Follow this line up to the Lough.
Ascend eastwards over large rocks, it is easier to use these to step on rather than picking your way around them on the scant loose soil.
The summit is marked by a large grotto with a brass statue of the Virgin and Child. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/11/comment/4771/
 
Cruach Mhór coming up the ridge from Cruach Bheag .. by jackill   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
Majesty On Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
Cruach Mhor is beautiful peak that is a worthy da .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
The grotto on Cruach Mhor. This was built by a l .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
A Dom Divilly Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
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