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Finnararagh Mountain An Corrán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Corrán [TH], 'the crescent' or 'the sickle') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 667m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V69672 73730 This summit has been logged as climbed by 84 members. Recently by: IainT, thomas_g, jimgraham, millsd1, liz50, Geo, melohara, t.jay, gallybander, oldsoldier, FiachDubh, GSheehy, sandilandsn, Rob_Lee, chalky
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Longitude: -9.894226, Latitude: 51.901024 , Easting: 69672, Northing: 73730 Prominence: 142m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 469650 573792,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Fnrrgh, 10 char: Finararagh
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Finnararagh is a corruption of Finnavogagh, the name of an area of rough pasture on the plateau W of this peak. The name is correctly recorded in the Ordnance Survey Name Book, but was misspelt when transferred to the map. The peak itself is locally called An Corrán, which aptly describes its crescent-shaped cliffs that dominate Lough Coomeen.   An Corrán is the 165th highest summit in Ireland.

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Dramatic cliffs, bogs and rough ground surround t .. by group   (Show all for An Corrán)
A Cloon View .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for An Corrán)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Corrán in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lakes on Finnararagh
johnvbrennan on An Corrán, 2005
by johnvbrennan  18 Apr 2005
I highly recommend Finnararagh. It's not as climbed as the more popular mountains in Kerry like Carrauntuohill and Brandon. I would say this is mainly down to the fact that It's a good 30 minutes drive beyond Killarney. That said on a clear day it offers spectacular 360 degree views. You can see Brandon, Carrauntuohill/Cahir and of course Mullaghanattin.

Finnararagh has some amazing lakes that are nestled into the mountain. Make sure you have a good summers day for this one as it's the only way to really appreciate the scenery. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera on the day with the sunny weather but hopefully the photo will give you some idea of how nice it can be.`

Getting There:

From Killarney, take the road for Glencar. Go past Glencar post office, turn left at Bealalaw Bridge. Park your car at Cloon Lough (V 708 788)

Description of walk:

Head in the track on the northern side of Cloon Lough.

1 Make your way for spot height 532m (V 682 758 D).

2 Next go to 666m (V 677 753 E).

3. Next make for spot height 598m (V 688 737).

4. Spot Height 667m (V 696 737 F)

5. Your now on the ridge at this point. Follow the ridge in a north easterly direction to spot height 543m to 570m to 551m to 619m on V 710 754 G. (Warning steep ridge at both sides from 543m on)

6. Turn east to spot height 636m (V 714 755 H) heading for Mullaghanattin. Continue the ridge to 657m. Then drop down steeply (be vigilant here, steep ground that would be dangerous in foggy conditions) and climb sharply up to 752m (V 726 765 I). There is fence that runs all the way to the top of the mountain.

7. After 752m continue on the ridge for approx 1/3 km to meet the spur going down in a north westerly direction to join the road beside Cloon Lough. This road will bring you back to your car. Be careful coming down the spur as this ground is quite steep in places. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/160/comment/1653/
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Just had to add this photo of some unusual lakes .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for An Corrán)
Risen arches. .. by simon3   (Show all for An Corrán)
After a few dry days in summer a great climb is a .. by eric   (Show all for An Corrán)
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