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Pierasmore Mountain Piaras Mór A name in Irish
(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 place has been logged as visited by 150 members. Recently by: jgdarcy, hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, Polarstern, eamonoc, marymac, Dean, Hadleigh, millsd1, IainT, thomas_g, tommccarthy, Peter Walker, bossyboots, mountainmike
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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 place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Piaras Mór in area Brandon Group, Ireland
 
Stumpy Outcrop to Brandon's north
Short Summary created by Onzy,  9 Mar 2014
Pierasmore is an unusual outcrop at the northern end of the main Brandon ridge.

The summit is most easily reached from the Dingle Way which passes north of it at its col with Masatiompan. Suitable starting points using this route would be either Q43424 12610 A (from the west and where there is a large carpark) or Q50825 14586 B (from the east) In either case, following the Dingle Way will take one easily to the col, from which the summit is 500m south. The summit is normally combined with a traverse of the Brandon ridge, typically taking in from Masatiompan to Brandon itself, but easily extended south to Brandon Peak and Gearhane; or if a long day is planned, right to the Conor Pass. Using the Dingle Way, the ascent should take under two hours.

Views on a good day are spectacular in all directions, although Masatiompan does dominate to the north. There is a ogham stone on the col between Pierasmore and Masatiompan, whose inscription translates as ‘Ronan, the priest son of Comgall’.

Currently gps tracks 1848 and 2089 take in Pierasmore. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/4837/
 
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)
 
kaka (2003-01-28 12:04:38): mentions the ogham s .. by GWPR   (Show all for Piaras Mór)
 
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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