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Croaghskearda Mountain Cruach Sceirde A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach Sceirde [OSI], 'stack of the exposed place') Kerry County, in no lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 608m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q50972 03910
Place visited by 69 members. Recently by: thomas_g, Ulsterpooka, Strikeen, jlk, Bunsen7, Dean, PeakPaul, millsd1, Geo, IainT, JohnAshton, liz50, hivisibility, Wilderness, melohara
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Longitude: -10.178842, Latitude: 52.167388 , Easting: 50972, Northing: 103910 Prominence: 13m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 450955 603968,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghsk, 10 char: Crghskrd
Bedrock type: Purple cross-bedded sandstone, (Cappagh Sandstone Formation)

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 270th highest place in Ireland.

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Exposed it certainly is .. by group   (Show all for Croaghskearda)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghskearda in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Croaghskearda from the cliffs of Slievanea
 
jackill on Croaghskearda, 2005
by jackill  23 May 2005
Croaghskearda was the third summit visited in a traverse over the mountains of Central Dingle.
This picture was taken from Slievanea with Croaghskearda on the extreme right of the photo and Gowlane Beg on the extreme left. Croaghskeardas summit from some angles looks almost like a small pyramid and is scattered with the same small flat stones that appear on many of the Central Dingle mountains. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/1716/
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