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Strickeen Hill Struicín A name in Irish
Kerry County In Carn List

Height: 440m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V86625 88222 This summit has been logged as climbed by 68 members. Recently by: johngal, trekker, gallybander, hivisibility, johnstna, aaronfarrell, omurchu, greenpark, alanshep, cddevine, michellebuckley0, gaothmhor, thekid, marymac, osullivanm
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Longitude: -9.652851, Latitude: 52.034861 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 486597 588275,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Strckn, 10 char: Strickeen

Struicín is the 659th highest summit in Ireland. Struicín is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Struicín in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Strickeen to the right has views to the Reeks, left.
 
Viewing platform with track up.
Short Summary created by simon3  24 Oct 2013 An obvious way to climb Strickeen is from Kate Kearney's Cottage where there is a big car park V8808 8881 (Point A). Walk south into the Gap of Dunloe and ascend on a rough track starting at V8775 8831 (Point B). Follow the zig zag path until you start to descend at around 400m then head west for the top.
Srickeen at 440m is a great platform for viewing and photographing both the countryside but also the east end of the Reeks and the Purple Mountain group.
It also provides an initial point on a longer walk into the Reeks.
Point A: V8808 8881 Point B: V8775 8831

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Struicín in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Looking SW across the Hag's Glen to Carrauntohill and Beenkeragh from Struicin Hill
by Harry Goodman  28 Sep 2009 I agree with dbloke that a climb up Struicin Hill from the Gap of Dunloe is well worthwhile. This would be particularly so for someone, short of time, but with a desire to get at least a flavour of Kerry's finest. The view down across the Hag's Glen to the two highest peaks in Ireland, Carrauntohill and Beenkeeragh, is very rewarding (see photo), as are the other views already mentioned in dblokes comment's. Clearly if time and energy allows the route up this hill opens up the way to the full Eastern Reeks Ridge.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Struicín in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The girls will never believe how big it was...
 
by dbloke  22 Apr 2008 Poor Struicín (aka Strickeen: Either a "crested ridge" or "top of the bog" according to Seán Higgisson in his books A Walker's Guide to Killarney and Hillwalker's Guide to Carrauntoohil). Even the fine outstanding members of Mountain Views have yet to find it worthy of comment - probably due to the aforementioned bog - and likely pass it by on their charge up Cnoc an Bhráca and off across the ridges of the Reeks. However, on a calm, mild, mid April day (when unbelievably it has hardly rained for over a week) it's a great little hill. Starting from Kate Kearney's and following the road into the Gap of Dunloe you soon come to the start of the zig-zag track. The nice Kerry Mountain Rescue people have helpfully left a sign to point the way and ward off any foolhardy tourists thinking about trekking into the mountains. Most of them here don't seem to walk much further than this point or even get out of their cars. The path gently meanders upwards. Once reaching the plateau the track that leads to the summit is easily visible off to the right. In dry conditions the short steep climb to the top is the consistency of chocolate brownies. The largest cairn I've yet encountered can be found here, and for some reason somebody has decided that what this small little hill needs is three of them! Maybe it's a cry for attention... If you want to introduce somebody to hillwalking and happen to be in vicinity of Killarney, Torc mountain is a great starter - not requiring the purchase of any stout footwear or sensible clothing, so it would seem. A great place to take the kids. On a sunny weekend afternoon though every man and his dog is up there. Struicín in comparison was utterly deserted on both occassions I've climbed it. And it's shorter. The panoramic view from the top is incredible for such little effort, taking in Loch Leane, Tomies, Purple, the Gap, Cnoc an Bhraca and all the peaks surrounding the Hag's Glen. Total trip was only 2 hours, and we're slow. In bad weather or after a lot or recent rain ignore everything I just said...
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