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Crohane Mountain An Cruachán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cruachán [OSI], 'little stack') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Rhyolitic lavas Bedrock

Height: 650m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W04970 82967 This summit has been logged as climbed by 155 members. Recently by: hawkeye.john62, gfmurphy101, mountainmike, IainT, jacek22m, omurchu, t.jay, tommccarthy, gav, Peter Walker, PeakPaul, Wilderness, bossyboots, melohara, Onzy
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Longitude: -9.384136, Latitude: 51.99114 , Easting: 104970, Northing: 82967 Prominence: 385m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 504940 583026,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crhn, 10 char: Crohane
Bedrock type: Rhyolitic lavas, (Lough Guitane rhyolites)

This peak has the classic hay-stack shape which is typical of mountains whose names in cruach/cruachán. Near Lough Nabroda are some crags with rhyolite formations which, though less spectacular, resemble the organ pipe formations at the Giant's Causeway.   Crohane is the 198th highest summit in Ireland. Crohane is the second most easterly summit in the Mangerton area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohane in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Crohane from the SW
 
Monarch of the eastern Mangertons.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, simon3,  17 Feb 2014
Crohane is an attractive member of the "Highest 100" summit list. It has great views over neighbouring Lough Guitane, Killarney with its lakes and to many of the surrounding delights such as the Paps and Carran group.
Start from the north at around W043 852 A which leads to a rough track up most of the summit or get to it via Crohane SW its SW spur of Crohane. The latter can be reached from the informal but traditional parking at W03678454 B which is at the end of an extremely potholed road reached from the N22. Go south along the pilgrims path into the extremely scenic vee between Bennaunmore and Crohane SW to the south end of L. Nabroda and then up Crohane SW.
Two large batteries which formerly powered a broadband dish have been discarded at the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/195/comment/4955/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohane in area Mangerton, Ireland
pdtempan on Crohane, 2003
by pdtempan  7 Dec 2003
Crohane seen from Bennaunmore. The simplest approaches to Crohane are from the north. The glen between Crohane and Bennaunmore is beautiful and there are some columnar rock formations to be seen on the cliffs. However, it needs caution as the same sharp-edged rock makes for slow and awkward going underfoot. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/195/comment/771/
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mart on Crohane, 2002
by mart  30 Oct 2002
I started from a small road near the Glenflesk Art Gallery (on the Glenflesk to Muckross Road) The road passes a few farms and then winds up a long way onto the shoulder of the mountain as a good bog track. You can head straight for the top when the path runs out. At one of the farms there is a dog that likes to accompany people up the mountain (a large longhaired labrador/retriever type). His owner kept him while I passed but I met him up there later all the same.
Apart from that, a lovely peak with good access, a dramatic summit, and plenty of wild land to the south and west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/195/comment/187/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohane in area Mangerton, Ireland
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Sundown over Stoompa
by Colin Murphy  17 Feb 2014
A pic of Stoompa taken while descending via the spur of Crohane to the NW Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/195/comment/15864/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohane in area Mangerton, Ireland
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Lynchieboy on Crohane, 2009
by Lynchieboy  21 Jul 2009
Just a picture of Crohane to go with my earlier comment from about this fine mountain. You can actually see it from the county bounds aswell. It really is a gem. Nothing too hectic, but it is remote. The surrounding valleys are home to herds of wild goats. I have oodels of pictures of them but here is crohane from the Cork-Killarney road. Head into Lough Guitane from the N22, swing a left when confronted by the lake, park and up you go. The only way I've ever gone up is from this point at W037 835 C but I'd love to have a go from Glenflesk itself right from the post office. I recommend Crohane to Carrigamhadra, breakfast at Lough Nabroda and an exit through the cappagh river valley. Its some valley and not worth coming at Bennaunmore or Stoompa from the south to miss it. What I'm saying is don't miss out on this valley. Stompa can be navigated at a challenge from Lough Nabrean too. This way one can get to walk the valley twice. Also don't ever miss the chance to do Bennaunmore from the North head on. This mountain of a hill has three peaks to reach the top and has loads of secrets. It is in a word unique in my experience for such a little fellow. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/195/comment/2271/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohane in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Lough Guitane fron the summit of Crohane
 
John Finn on Crohane, 2005
by John Finn  18 Jun 2005
Shortly after driving over the county bounds from Cork to Kerry you will see the majestic spine of Crohane looming up to the left. It is not a high mountain, just 650 metres, and as such is less popular than the more tempting uplands of Mangerton, The Reeks, etc. It is well worth a visit though as it affords some magnificent views westwards to Lough Guitane, Lough Leane, Killarney, The Reeks, and Mangerton; eastwards to The Paps and the Cork/Kerry border; and southwards to the country beyond Bennaunmore.

As you head west to Killarney take the first turn left beyond the village of Glenflesk. (Look for the signpost to Lough Guitane and an art gallery). As you reach the art gallery take the first turn left immediately beyond it. Drive to the end of the road until you come to a yellow farmhouse. Good manners dictate that you ask permission to park in the yard and on the couple of occasions I’ve been here I’ve not been refused.

Take the path leading up behind the house and stay with it. Very soon you will be afforded magnificent views of Lough Guitane, Bennaunmore, Mangerton and beyond. Continue on the path until it peters out in marshy ground. Head for the barbed wire a short distance away and stay with it until the short climb on to the spine of Crohane that we saw as we drove down. From there it is a short walk to the summit where you can exult in some of the finest views in the Killarney area. Total walking time including time on the summit is only two and a half hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/195/comment/1765/
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