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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 393 members. Recently by: fingal, Helenha, wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, jacek22m, Bunsen7, Kaiser, rleahy, ShayGlynn, ericjones, Martinpeak, jgdarcy, jcincork, eugeneryan959
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Longitude: -9.688785, Latitude: 52.003856 , Easting: 84077, Northing: 84824 Prominence: 34m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484052 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 summit in Ireland.

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The Grotto at the end of the world .. by group   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cruach Mhór in area MacGillycuddy
 
S Mc Auliffe on Cruach Mhór, 2004
by S Mc Auliffe  16 Jan 2004
Cruach Mhor is beautiful peak that is a worthy day's objective in itself or as the first major triumph of a bigger mountain day. This lofty perch topped by an impressive grotto[built by a local gentleman] , offers superb views in all directions. The view across the hags glen towards Corran Tuathail encapsulates what these mountains are all about. The ridge that beckons towards Cnoc na Peiste is mouthwatering. Enjoy the picture of the Big Gun I think it captures the spirit of the place. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/11/comment/813/
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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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