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Ballysitteragh Mountain An Scraig A name in Irish
also Cnoc Bhaile Uí Shé an extra name in Irish
(Ir. An Scraig [TCCD], 'rocky outcrop') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 623m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46055 05721 This summit has been logged as climbed by 150 members. Recently by: IainT, Martinpeak, thomas_g, Wilderness, gfmurphy101, melohara, DenisMc, PeakPaul, Ulsterpooka, fingalscave, Philewis, frankmc04, noelvontrap, jimgraham, Alatar
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Longitude: -10.251482, Latitude: 52.182274 , Easting: 46055, Northing: 105721 Prominence: 218m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 446038 605775,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blystr, 10 char: Blystrgh
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

Also known as Cnoc Bhaile Uí Shé [OSI], 'hill of Baile Uí Shé', from Ballyhea(-bought) townland. The English form Ballysitteragh could be from Baile Suiteoireach, 'the townland of the camp/barracks', but the circumstances of its naming are unclear. Coumhenry, Coumgraig and Coumthrive are hollows below the mountain on the N. side. Previously Ballysitteragh in MV.   An Scraig is the 250th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Scraig in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: pic:liam - View of Brandon ridge from summit
 
Waypoint on the Brandon Ridge
Short Summary created by Onzy,  20 Aug 2014
Ballysitteragh is situated on the southern end of the Brandon ridge north of the Conor Pass.

The hill can be reached from a number of directions. Most easily, it is hard to ignore the Conor Pass carpark (Q490 056 A) - already at a height of c.400m, the summit should take no more than 45mins from here. Head west over An Bhinn Dubh and Beennabrack .

More interesting is an approach from the north as one of the points in a north-south traverse of the Brandon ridge beginning at Masatiompan and ending at the Conor Pass. Any of the typical starting points for Brandon itself could be used. A full traverse of the ridge will take 6-7 hours one way.

A further approach is possible from the east - a circular walk beginning at Mullaghveal (Q470 068 B) and climbing north to Gearhane before swinging southwest along the ridge to Ballysitteragh and Beennabrack, descending to the Conor Pass and returning via the Cloghane Valley. Allow 4-5 hours for this Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/238/comment/4998/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Scraig in area Brandon Group, Ireland
jackill on An Scraig, 2006
by jackill  6 Sep 2006
Coming down from the Brandon ridge at Fallaghnamara ,heading for 623m Q459 078 C , with An Scraig just right of centre. The rough track that is the end of the Pilgrims Route makes is way up to the gap past An Loch Dubh and down the Dingle side to Na Gleanna Thuaidh. Loch na mBan can be seen in the foreground with a fairly well defined track to the left which isn't marked on the map but winds is way up from the valley floor to the ridge over Loch the mBan. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/238/comment/1111/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Scraig in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: View from Ballysitteragh
 
johnvbrennan on An Scraig, 2005
by johnvbrennan  19 Apr 2005
Ballysitteragh while not particularly high, is definitely very challenging. I've climbed it 3 times, on all occasions it's been part of a loop starting in Cloghane, work our way up to Brandon, Brandon Peak, Gearhane, Ballysitteragh, Conor Pass. We then leave the road at the Conor Pass and across the bog to meet with a small boreen that brings you back to Cloghane.

I've attached a photo that shows the fabulous view from the top of Ballysitteragh heading towards the Conor Pass. It was taken last April. In the photo you can see Tralee Bay and Cloghane. You might also be able to make out the small road that starts at the lake (lower left corner). This is the road that we joined to bring us back into Cloghane after cutting down from the Conor Pass. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/238/comment/1656/
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milkorwater on An Scraig, 2003
by milkorwater  18 Feb 2003
If you're in Dingle town, you can walk straight out of your b and b and into the hills (starting just by the fire station), with a great view of the Brandon ridge when you emerge from the turf cuttings at the top. Can tackle Brandon via Gearhane from there if you are up for a big walk, or contour round to Loch na mBhan, tucked away where no one will find you, if you want some peace. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/238/comment/333/
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milo on An Scraig, 2002
by milo  29 Jul 2002
Worth a quick dash from the Conor Pass. Alternatively first stop on a long (2-car) day over to Brandon/ Faha Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/238/comment/52/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Scraig in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Gearhane and the Brandon Ridge from Ballysitteragh
liam on An Scraig, 2007
by liam  19 Mar 2007
Plan A was Brandon, but a better forecast for the following day ruled that out; plan B was Stradbally and Beenoskee, but a long look at the clouds building on their slopes resulted in a drive back to Dingle for plan C, a lower level walk to Ballysitteragh. A very pleasant stroll from the Fire Station at the west end of Dingle along a green road brought us well up the shoulder. A rather boggy trek over to the summit was rewarded by great views of Gearhane and the Brandon Ridge to the north, Dingle and the Iveragh peninsula to the south and Benoskee in sunshine to the north west. We continued over to Beennabrack and the Connor Pass before walking back to the town on the old road that follows the Garfinny River before it becomes part of the Dingle Way. About four and a half hours for the round trip and yes, of course the following day's weather wasn't nearly as good! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/238/comment/2641/
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