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Faill an tSáis Hill (Ir. Faill an tSáis [OSI], 'cliff of the noose') Kerry County, in Carn List, Conglomerate & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 430.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q49615 14962 This summit has been logged as climbed by 51 members. Recently by: gerrym, tommccarthy, Wilderness, Peter Walker, gallybander, frankmc04, madfrankie, mountainmike, chalky, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, Zadok, dtlibra, Don2, wwwalker
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Longitude: -10.203582, Latitude: 52.26624 , Easting: 49615, Northing: 114962 Prominence: 106m,   Isolation: 3.1km
ITM: 449598 615014,   GPS IDs, 6 char: FlantS, 10 char: FlantSás
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & sandstone, (Glashabeg Conglomerate Formation)

Sauce Creek is derived from Irish sás, 'noose', a name referring to the fact that waves and currents make it very difficult to leave this cove by boat.   Faill an tSáis is the 794th highest summit in Ireland. Faill an tSáis is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the Brandon Group area.

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Rum and petrol .. by group   (Show all for Faill an tSáis)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Faill an tSáis in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Brandon Creek.
 
simon3 on Faill an tSáis, 2009
by simon3  9 Jun 2009
It's possible to park more or less at the start of the open countryside at O50825 14584 A rather than the Teer Bridge mentioned by dbloke. There's space for 3 or 4 cars.

dbloke mentions that the summit is pretty bleak with which I'd certainly agree (though I did get a mobile signal). The rough ground around the summit is interesting and affords a few places for taking pictures of the Brandon area. Overall however a bit limited - surely the main attraction of the area is Sauce Creek, which is well worth a visit and only around 600m from the summit. There's 300m cliffs plunging into the sea.

Some local history I read said that "It is extraordinary to think, looking at the creek, that three families lived there in the last century, and that one of those families remained into the early years of this century. But above Sauce to the east and west lived more families on what seems equally inhospitable land. At Slieve Glass lived 14 families in the 18th Century, though none remained there by the mid-19th Century." There's more at http://www.edwardcromarty.com/CromCruaich.htm Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/694/comment/3836/
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Nice hike to Sais Creek .. by tommyhogan   (Show all for Faill an tSáis)
 
One of the Wonders of the Kingdom .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Faill an tSáis)
 
Landslide at Sauce Creek .. by aidand   (Show all for Faill an tSáis)
 
From its northern side you wonder how Faill an tS .. by dbloke   (Show all for Faill an tSáis)
 
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