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Piaras Mór Mountain Pierasmore A name in English
(Ir. Piaras Mór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 745.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46380 13650 This summit has been logged as climbed by 141 members. Recently by: IainT, thomas_g, tommccarthy, Peter Walker, bossyboots, mountainmike, jimgraham, Wilderness, grzywaczmarcin, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, skhg, eoghancarton, odonogc, dtlibra
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Longitude: -10.250332, Latitude: 52.253569 , Easting: 46380, Northing: 113650 Prominence: 32.8m,   Isolation: 0.2km
ITM: 446363 613703,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Prsmr, 10 char: Pierasmore
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

This name is interpreted as 'big Pierce' in the Ordnance Survey Name Book. However, An Seabhac reports that in his time, nearly a century later, nobody in the locality had an explanation for the name but they did not think it was related to the personal name Piaras. There is a lower peak to the N called Piaras Beag. On the saddle between Piaras Mór and Masatiompan is an ogham stone bearing an inscription which translates as: Ronan, the priest son of Camogann. There is a chi-ro monogram (representing 'Christ') above it and a Greek cross in a circle on the other side (Barrington, Discovering Kerry, 180).   Piaras Mór is the 81st highest summit in Ireland.

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not as memorable as its neighbours .. by milo   (Show all for Piaras Mór)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Piaras Mór in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJchmjQ6JhA
A Critchley and Schwartz Film
by CaptainVertigo  25 Apr 2015
The still taken from the Schwartz/Critchley YouTube film "Trekking and Wild Camping in the Brandon Massif, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland" shows the fearless pair coming from Masatiompan and heading towards Pierasmore with the Brandon ridge, partly hidden in cloud, in the background. This film will give any of you planning an outing in that area an idea of what's involved. Its just such a beautiful place, and the film manages to capture that.
Pierasmore is a proper oddity. It's something of a medieval castle on the route to Brandon, in many ways no more than a rocky outcrop, but as with all the paraphernalia of the ridge, not to be missed. I will be watching this film again and again, and almost certainly will do so on misty evenings in our rented vacation cottage on Faha just below where the drama of the film unfolded. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/17950/
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