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PierasmoreMountainPiaras Mór A name in Irish (Ir. Piaras Mór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]')KerryCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock
Height:745.7mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70Grid Reference: Q46380 13650This place has been logged as visited by 149 members. Recently by: hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, Polarstern, eamonoc, marymac, Dean, Hadleigh, millsd1, IainT, thomas_g, tommccarthy, Peter Walker, bossyboots, mountainmike, jimgraham I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 place in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/77/?PHPSESSID=5drss2vc5ngva2i61964v025g3