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Slievenalecka Hill An Starraicín A name in Irish
(Ir. An Starraicín [OSI], 'the steeple') Kerry County, in Carn List, Cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 458.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q52775 06407
Place visited by 36 members. Recently by: thomas_g, liz50, millsd1, Geo, Bunsen7, PeakPaul, IainT, melohara, markmjcampion, madfrankie, Wilderness, David-Guenot, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, aidand
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Longitude: -10.153601, Latitude: 52.190276 , Easting: 52775, Northing: 106408 Prominence: 71m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 452757 606462,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slvnlc, 10 char: Slvnlck
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone, (Coumeenoole Sandstone Formation)

This peak earns its name with its pointed peak.   An Starraicín is the 645th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Starraicín in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Looking at An Starraicín with Slievanea NE Top behind
 
Great viewpoint for lakes and wild plateau.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill,  3 Jul 2015
Park at Ballyduff graveyard, Q54076 10104 A , room for 10 cars.
Walk back towards the R560 from the graveyard and turn right. Walk around 500m along the road and cross the bridge over the Glennahoo River. Take care while walking along the R560 as it is a busy road with no verges. After crossing the bridge, continue along the R560 for another 300m. Leave the R560 and turn right into a track at Q5460010350 B. There is an old farmhouse with dormer windows and a sloped flat roof extension at the track entrance. Continue south-eastward for around 150m along this track to reach a T-junction.

Turn right there and follow a lane southwards to Maghanaboe at the head of the valley. The Glennahoo River twists and turns along the valley floor to the right. The narrow valley, some 3km long, is flanked by a sweep of steep slopes clothed with banks of scree. Go to Beenbo first and then cross from there east to Slievenagower and then Slievenalecka.

Note: We no longer recommend going on the ridge immediately south of the graveyard because of access issues. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/599/comment/5358/
 
Another Route
by aidand  9 Sep 2015
There is a steep but much more direct route up this mountain. Park on the roadside at about Q522 089 C where the road from Cloghane meets the road over the Connor Pass. There is a gate opposite and a public path that leads to Loch A'Duinn. Follow this path for about a mile and then head off to the right before you reach the lake. Ascend Slievenalecka directly up its north ridge. There is a line of fencing along the ridge. This is a testing climb but doesn't feel unsafe. Car to the summit shouldn't take much more than 1 hour. From the summit it is worth exploring the Coumanare Lakes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/599/comment/18305/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Starraicín in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: On the back of An Starraicín, looking at An Cnapán Mór
Who is this smiling man?
by jackill  11 Jun 2011
Way back in April 2010 I was sworn to secrecy by this man. Why you may ask. Well he doesn't know the third secret of Fatima and he didn't help America fake the moon landings. His name is Adrian Hendroff and he had invited me on a walk that was to feature in his book "The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas : A Walking Guide"( in the shops now by the way).It featured a quartet of sub 500 meter summits east of Dingle and to tell the truth I wasn't expecting much. Oh was I wrong. Magnificent, distinctive peaks seldom seen and seldom mentioned bypassed for their more famous neighbours. If you get here on a clear day you will be the happiest hillwalker in Ireland.
The cover of Adrians book has another photograph taken on this route, I'm not a bit sore that it features MV member dbloke more prominently than me! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/599/comment/6372/
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reidyden on An Starraicín, 2008
by reidyden  4 Nov 2008
On Sun 03 Nov did a nice circular route of peaks around L.Iarthair and L. Mean E of Conor Pass including An Starraicin. There was spectacular view northwards and there looked like an interesting ascent up the spur Loch an Duinand and back down over Sli na gCorr Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/599/comment/3424/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Starraicín in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Across to Brandon from Sliabh na Leice
 
Diminutive yet shapely
by ciarraioch  16 May 2012
A surprisingly tedious trudge west from the saddle with Sliabh na nGabhar brings you to the diminutive but shapely peak of An Starraicín/Slievenalecka. Great views onto Loch a' Dúin to the right and Loch Chom Colláin to the left and across onto Brandon. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/599/comment/6803/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Starraicín in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: An Starraicín from Loch an Duin valley to the northeast
Arguably best appreciated from its northern side
by Bunsen7  18 Apr 2017
A distinctive peak noticeably spotted from the road towards the Conor Pass at the junction with Cloghane. By contrast, it looks very diminutive from the boggy plateau to the south.

You will see a track on the OS map that leads from the turn for Cloghane towards Loch an Duin.

Following the advice of aidand, I used this track initially before heading over trackless ground onto the northern ridge of Slievenalecka and upwards to the summit.

Word of warning, this hill drops precipitously from its north east, but to the north north west, the drop is less severe and you can ascend this way following the oddly placed fence.

A great place to see Loch an Duin, Loch Chom Callain and the folds in the east face of Slievanea. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/599/comment/18885/
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