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Shaking Rock Hill Kerry County, in no lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 402m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V92794 79277 This summit has been logged as climbed by 20 members. Recently by: hivisibility, melohara, simoburn, omurchu, DenisMc, Cobhclimber, turfymccloud, vecnyhlad, osullivanm, madfrankie, simon3, normmc, Tannhauser, bjreilly, Conor74
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Longitude: -9.56017, Latitude: 51.955774 , Easting: 92794, Northing: 79277 Prominence: 27m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 492767 579337,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ShknRc, 10 char: ShkngRock
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Shaking Rock is the 931st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Shaking Rock in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Tell me if that rock moves...
 
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by dbloke  13 Dec 2010
You can pretty much head in a direct line from the top of Knockrower to Shaking Rock, just detouring slightly to avoid the occasional small cliff. The re-ascent up just makes the Mountain Views criteria - 31m by my GPS.

The summit is flat and boggy. Hard to determine the exact high point, there are 2 or 3 candidates. I wonder is the boulder in the picture the rock that shakes? It was fairly stationary when I as there. To descend and return to Galway's Bridge I took the route 'Kenmare Uplands' as described by Kevin Corcoran in his book 'Kerry Walks'. This takes you past the Poulagower falls and follows the Galway's river back to the Kerry Way and the Old Kenmare Road.
Kevin describes this part of the route as "difficult and extremely demanding, and if the river is in flood it can be tortuous!" It had been exceptionally dry when I did it, and it was bad enough. If you're looking for Wilderness, remoteness and isolation this will be right up your street. I doubt even Simon's magic phone would get a signal here. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/822/comment/3857/
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Would add one other point to the above. Even if .. by Conor74   (Show all for Shaking Rock)
 
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