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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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milo on Piaras Mór, 2002
by milo  29 Jul 2002
not as memorable as its neighbours Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/48/
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