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The Big Gun Mountain An Gunna Mór A name in Irish
also Lackagarrin, Foilnabreachaun an extra name in English
(Ir. An Gunna Mór [TH], 'the big gun') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 939.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84069 84500
Place visited by 452 members. Recently by: Hjonna, chairmanmiah, deggy66, justynagru, osullivanm, Grumbler, conorjob, learykid, John.geary, msammon, Mike-Mor, Dalcassian, leonardt, Deise-Man, Liamob
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Longitude: -9.688786, Latitude: 52.000952 , Easting: 84069, Northing: 84501 Prominence: 74m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484044 584560,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThBgGn, 10 char: ThBgGn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

This peak is at the S end of the arete connecting it to Cruach Mhór.   The Big Gun is the 10th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: crux between big gun and cruach mhor
 
KPCFC on The Big Gun, 2005
by KPCFC  6 Dec 2005
i traversed the ridge 2/10/05 starting near brandons cottage at 5:30 and finishing at the climbers inn in glencar about 8:30, a big day, over 15 summits, now i have a torn cartilage to show for it (coming down caher). the toughest section is between cruach mhor and big gun, it was wet from the mist/cloud and i was horrifiied to discover my newish boots slipped easy, so i came off the ridge and managed to traverse on the loch side about 50 feet from the top,then climbed back to the top of big gun, it wasn't straightforward but a better option (for me) than dropping down to the lake. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/2077/
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jackill on The Big Gun, 2004
by jackill  29 Aug 2004
Looking back along the ridge to The Big Gun and Cruach Mhor with its Grotto. Pat is on the path which is fairly well defined along the top of the ridge - after this one he's is threatening to take up golf.
The path keeps generally to the south side of the ridge which is steep rather than the sheer drop down to Loch Coimin Paist that greets you on the north side of the ridge. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/1146/
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jimgraham on The Big Gun, 2008
by jimgraham  5 May 2008
Walked this route west to east on 28-04-08, no one else up there on what turned out to be a nice day, fortunately. Was glad at times that no-one was watching my more cautious moments, on all fives and turning back to find a more acceptable route. There were times when I thought - what am I doing here? But overall was a good day, if heart stopping at times. Anyone thinking of walking this ridge should at least try to pick a dry and fairly still day! Spectacular ridge definitely, and as Dillon says "hard", but if you want to bag all the 900m tops no choice. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/3086/
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