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An Scraig Mountain Ballysitteragh A name in English
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 149 members. Recently by: Martinpeak, thomas_g, Wilderness, gfmurphy101, melohara, DenisMc, PeakPaul, Ulsterpooka, fingalscave, Philewis, frankmc04, noelvontrap, jimgraham, Alatar, gaothmhor
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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/
 
Coming down from the Brandon ridge at Fallaghnama .. by jackill   (Show all for An Scraig)
 
Ballysitteragh while not particularly high, is de .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for An Scraig)
 
If you're in Dingle town, you can walk straight o .. by milkorwater   (Show all for An Scraig)
 
Worth a quick dash from the Conor Pass. Alternati .. by milo   (Show all for An Scraig)
 
Plan A was Brandon, but a better forecast for the .. by liam   (Show all for An Scraig)
 
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