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Cnoc an Bhráca Mountain (Ir. Cnoc an Bhráca [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the rough ground') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists , Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 731m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V85849 85445 This summit has been logged as climbed by 201 members. Recently by: fmacm, GSheehy, IncaHoots, pavelbodi, chalky, Fergalh, hugh_oc, simoburn, Rob_Lee, trekker, Eoin75, douginireland, suiladoir, megantaggart, oldsoldier
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Longitude: -9.663312, Latitude: 52.009683 , Easting: 85849, Northing: 85445 Prominence: 96m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 485816 585491,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncanB, 10 char: CncanBhrc
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

On reaching Cnoc an Bhráca when traversing the eastern Reeks, Cruach Mhór , the Big Gun and the ridge between come into full view.   Cnoc an Bhráca is the 87th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc an Bhráca in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Cruach Mor from Cnoc An Bhraca
 
madfrankie on Cnoc an Bhráca, 2009
by madfrankie  26 May 2009
Normally, 731 meters would be considered quite statuesque for an Irish hill, but not when you're a member of the MacGillycuddy family. The photo shows the route west from Cnoc An Bhraca up to the main eastern ridge. A distinct track descends to a col (Eisc An Bhraca) and continues up to Cruach Mor's grottoed summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/87/comment/3785/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc an Bhráca in area MacGillycuddy
jackill on Cnoc an Bhráca, 2004
by jackill  29 Aug 2004
Looking back from the ridge before Cruach Mhor to Cruach Bheag in the centre foreground and Cnoc na Braca behind. In the back ground is Lough Leane, Tomies Mountain and Purple Mountain over the Gap of Dunloe Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/87/comment/1148/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc an Bhráca in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Cairn on top of Cnoc an Bhráca (Cruach Mhor and the Reeks in background)
 
HimiWack on Cnoc an Bhráca, 2009
by HimiWack  12 Jul 2009
Climbed Cnoc an Bhraca on 3.Jun 2009. It was a very hot and dry day on the end of a dry waether stage. Started at Kate Kearney´s Cottage at 10:00. It is an easy and fast ascent from Gap of Dunloe via Turf Path to the elevated bog plain around Strickeen Hill. Here the path ends and i passed Strickeen Hill on left, crossing the bog field and heading for the path on the foot of Cnoc an Bhraca. The bog field was easy to walk because of the dryness, i think in a wet time it will be much catchier. I arrived on summit after 2,5 hrs walk. Here are great views to the Reeks, the Black Valley and Purple Mountain. Descending via Cnoc na dTarbh and Drishana, and from here following a fence i reached the Black Valley road approximately 800m southwest of Madman´s Seat. Back through the Gap of Dunloe. The whole walk takes around 6 hrs. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/87/comment/3914/
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mart on Cnoc an Bhráca, 2006
by mart  1 Feb 2006
We approached from Kate Kearney's. climbing a trrack up the side of Strickeen mountain, which petered out leaving us with more than a mile of bog to cross. It was January so it was half-frozen but this area is a big disincentive. The summit is a steep 250m and the view is probably wonderful, but on this occasion all was fog. We decided to leave SE towards Cnoc na dTarbh, which is not far off and reached without much trouble, and from there descend S over Drishana and then down by following a fence down to the head of the gap. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/87/comment/2161/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc an Bhráca in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: View from summit cairn on Cnoc an Bhraca across to the Purple Mountains and Lough Leane
paulocon on Cnoc an Bhráca, 2010
by paulocon  27 Feb 2010
Having done the 4 tops of the Purples Range earlier in the day, I approached the turf path feeling tired but given that the day was still relatively young due to an early start, I took the zig zags up to the base of Strickeen Hill. I had been dreading the trudge through the bog but the overnight frost and snow meant that it wasn't anywhere near as bad as anticipated and the walk gave time to enjoy the exceptional view across to the reeks - it really is exceptional up there and feels very remote. Quite quickly, I was across to the snow-covered path up Cnoc an Bhraca. The path seems to diverge in a couple of places and after a couple of wrong choises, I met back with the path higher up the mountain and a last pull up the rocky upper end of the mountain gave way to the summit. Fantastic viewing point across to the eastern ridge - I was tempted to cross over to Cruach Mor for a look at the grotto but gave it a miss and headed for Cnoc na dTarbh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/87/comment/4412/
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wellaway on Cnoc an Bhráca, 2006
by wellaway  8 May 2006
May 8th 06 - Up the zig zags, but the bog was more like a lake. Hips still creaking from all the bog hopping. Wonderfull views but cold and weather closing in. Back the same way. Great training spin. Five hours - must be slowing down Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/87/comment/2341/
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