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CroaghskeardaMountainCruach Sceirde A name in Irish (Ir. Cruach Sceirde [OSI], 'stack of the exposed place')KerryCounty, in no lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock
Height:608mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70Grid Reference: Q50972 03906This summit has been logged as climbed by 59 members. Recently by: JohnAshton, liz50, hivisibility, Wilderness, melohara, gallybander, fingalscave, Philewis, peter1, David-Guenot, ckilm, ciarraioch, pavelbodi, Fergalh, aidand I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Near a path over the brow of the hill between Gowlin and Lisdargan there is an underground passage called Staighre Chaitlín (Cathleen's Stairs) which leads to a cave. The tale is told of a local man who dreamed of a treasure on the Bridge of Limerick, went there and met a stranger who said that he had dreamed of treasure at a place unknown to him called Staighre Chaitlín; the local man who knew the place well returned home and found the treasure (Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa', pp. 207-08). MacNeill also mentions several legends connected with the nearby hills to the east.
Croaghskearda is the 269th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/