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Moanlaur Mountain Móin Láir A name in Irish
(Ir. Móin Láir [TCCD], 'middle bog') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Conglomerate with metamorphic clasts Bedrock

Height: 566m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q68964 04460
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Longitude: -9.916025, Latitude: 52.176796 , Easting: 68964, Northing: 104460 Prominence: 289m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 468959 604507,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mnlr, 10 char: Moanlaur
Bedrock type: Conglomerate with metamorphic clasts, (Inch Conglomerate Formation)

This is the highest of a number of peaks on a ridge stretching NE from Inch.   Moanlaur is the 372nd highest place in Ireland.

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Relatively easy ascent from the east. .. by group   (Show all for Moanlaur)
About 600m SW of of Moanlaur there is another fla .. by simon3   (Show all for Moanlaur)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Moanlaur in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: Moanlaur from the East.
simon3 on Moanlaur, 2006
by simon3  27 Jan 2006
Perhaps you are resting between major days of climbing, perhaps you are looking for a great place to find a Kerry view. Whatever, I would recommend you try the walk to Moanlaur from the East. It's not far but it has great views. One place to park and start is from the Aughils to Camp road where there is a little parking, for example at Q71601 05001 B.

Going South to North this road goes up the gentle side of a scarp. The north side has a steep face which continues west into the corrie valley cut into the (inevitable) north east corner of Knockbrack 459m, the eastern end of the ridge leading to Moanlaur. Walk along this for interesting views into the valley known as Coumastabla which appears to have considerable mine workings.

Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork & Kerry 1987] is the only guidebook I could find mentioning this walk. He said "It [the walk] is, simply, the traverse of the western Slieve Mish, that is Knockbrack, Moanlaur, Knockmore and trig. point 1,584."

Moanlaur is reached across boggy more or less trackless terrain although as of 2005 there was some fencing which conveniently had fallen down at its nearest point to the summit probably because the posts of the fence had come loose in the soft ground. Not surprising since Moanlaur's name is about bog - Moanlaur means Middle Bog.

The picture shows Moanlaur on a windy December day from Knockbrack. Note the extreme green of the ground near the camera. It's not grass, it's moss. In a lot of places, including the summit of Moanlaur, the heather is often partly or fully replaced by moss. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/332/comment/2125/
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Another photo from the ridge, this one about 1.2k .. by simon3   (Show all for Moanlaur)
Looking at the western Slieve Mish .. by wicklore   (Show all for Moanlaur)
Pleasant on a summers day .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Moanlaur)
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