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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 This place has been logged as 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghskearda in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Green, gold and grey stone.
 
Views south.
by simon3  16 Aug 2011
Visit this extraordinary prow of a summit on a fine day and you will get this amazing view of Dingle Bay.
On the right coastline is part of Ventry Harbour, then the reddish sands of "Short Strand". Directly above the big nearby hump is "Doonties Commons" and on the other side of the bay, Knocknadobar.
On the original of this picture the Skelligs are also visible just to the right of the last land right on the horizon. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/6481/
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