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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 202 members. Recently by: IainT, rleahy, Martinpeak, thomas_g, gerrym, ericjones, eryri, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, Peter Walker, DenisMc, PeteBog, frankmc04, PeakPaul, mickeysla
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gearhane in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Gearhane from An Bhinn Dubh - new road centre top
 
liam on Gearhane, 2007
by liam  18 Mar 2007
Coming down off the Brandon ridge at Folach na Marbh, a bizarre new road is to be found between Loch na mBan and the head of the Cloghane River. In poor visibility it can be found due south of Q463082 B which is on the SW ridge of Gearhane. It is very well constructed with banks and drainage ditches and after a few zigs and zags joins the much older and attractive track down to the farmhouse at Mullach Bhéal. Is a wind farm or forestry planned for this beautiful and remote hillside? Hopefully not. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/37/comment/2640/
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Kerry scenery to be a big star in Star Wars .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
Best done as a conclusion to the Brandon circuit. .. by milo   (Show all for Gearhane)
 
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