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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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Stumpy Outcrop to Brandon's north .. by group   (Show all for Piaras Mór)
Photo taken from Pierasmore summit July 2002. Sme .. by GWPR   (Show all for Piaras Mór)
View to Masatiopan .. by three5four0   (Show all for Piaras Mór)
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GWPR on Piaras Mór, 2003
by GWPR  5 Feb 2003
kaka (2003-01-28 12:04:38): mentions the ogham stone on the shoulder between Pierasmore and Masatiompan. Here is a photo I took of it, July 2002, looking towards the broad sweep of Brandon Bay and the Magharees. The inscription in Ogham translates,"Ronan, the priest son of
Comgall". These Ogham stones generally give the name of an individual, his father's name and some examples in West Kerry carry the name 'Duibhne' (Dovinias), a Goddess of the Corca Dhuibhne. THe view from here is stunning on a clear day! Ronan obviously had a love for the Mountains!
Source: Cloghane and Brandon, Walking Guide. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/319/
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Keep an eye out for the ogham stone on the should .. by kaka   (Show all for Piaras Mór)
Strange stump south of Masatiompan. Views from su .. by GWPR   (Show all for Piaras Mór)
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