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Sturrakeen Mountain An Starraicín A name in Irish
also Carrigphierish an extra name in English
(Ir. An Starraicín [OSI], 'the pointed peak' or 'the steeple') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 541.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R97275 25331
Place visited by 121 members. Recently by: muddyboots, marzka, David-Guenot, ciarraioch, quino70, Dean, ckilm, ilenia, Wildrover, melohara, markmjcampion, roscorrocket, tommccarthy, GSheehy, t.jay
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Longitude: -8.040751, Latitude: 52.379985 , Easting: 197275, Northing: 125332 Prominence: 46m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 597225 625382,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Strkn, 10 char: Sturrakeen
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Also known as Carrigphierish, Ir. Carraig Phiarais, 'Pierce's rock'. Note that this peak is actually unnamed on the Discovery map, while both Carrigphierish and Sturrakeen are marked a little to the NW of this peak.   Sturrakeen is the 439th highest place in Ireland.

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A sandstone summit .. by group   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sturrakeen in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Misty view of the Knockmealdowns
 
simon3 on Sturrakeen, 2005
by simon3  2 Aug 2005
There's many a way up this mountain. One you can try is to leave the Caher to Mitchelstown at R 994 221 H just west of the firing range. Leaving the tarmac road take a track marked on the OS 1:50k (1995) going NW and leading eventually to near the cairn at 597m.

At R 97014 23859 I this track becomes unusable except to the foolish. (I know this firsthand). There are other tracks, not all marked accurately on the map, which will take you to the summit. There's a ploughed firebreak at the edge of much of the forest also..

When you summit, there are views of the Knockmealdowns to the south, somewhat misty on the picture. The prominent gap in the range, right of centre, is the Vee. Also visible in the picture are some of the sandstone blocks on the summit, which has a sort of flagpole. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/375/comment/1845/
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This was a regular day trip when I was a kid. I h .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
 
A Lonely Outpost .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
 
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