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Gearhane Mountain An Géarán A name in Irish
(Ir. An Géarán [OSI], 'the fang') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 803m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46825 08791 This summit has been logged as climbed by 201 members. Recently by: rleahy, Martinpeak, thomas_g, gerrym, ericjones, eryri, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, Peter Walker, DenisMc, PeteBog, frankmc04, PeakPaul, mickeysla, bossyboots
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.241621, Latitude: 52.210057 , Easting: 46825, Northing: 108791 Prominence: 25.9m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 446808 608845,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grhn, 10 char: Gearhane
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

The name refers to the peak's pointed profile when seen from the S. Note its relationship with its higher neighbour, Brandon Peak, which is Barr an Ghéaráin, 'top of the fang' in Irish.   Gearhane is the 39th highest summit in Ireland.

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Narrow ridge-shaped peak .. by group   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
The picture shows entire Brandon Ridge with Brand .. by jackill   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
I agree with Milo - and what a nice conclusion it .. by csd   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
Coming down off the Brandon ridge at Folach na Ma .. by liam   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: May the force be with Kerry
 
Kerry scenery to be a big star in Star Wars
by Colin Murphy  16 May 2016
I met a local gentleman called Dan O'Sullivan from the Dingle walkers club near the summit of Gearhane and he pointed out the white line up a distant hillside, which was the artificial road built to facilitate the crew filming Star Wars. I can only imagine what the crew thought of their surroundings, but certainly on the day I was there the scenery was truly epic and worthy of any Hollywood blockbuster. There was a heat haze but you might still make out the white road at the centre of the picture just to the left of the Three Sisters. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/18530/
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Best done as a conclusion to the Brandon circuit. .. by milo   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
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