Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Lake District: Hartsop Round

Lake District: Raven Crag

Lake District: Northern Fells

A Memorable Grey Corries Day

Stob Coire Cath na Sine: View west along the ridge from summit

Slieve Donard: Ulster’s highest – a boggy, well-trodden, rounded seaside peak.

Agnew's Hill: Nice little climb

Douglas Top: Good views from so-so top.

Douglas Top: Simple, rather bleak little top

UCD Belfield Tour

Galtymore: Steep, airy and grassy highpoint of a long east-west ridge

Crockalough: Easy enough climb to nondescript summit.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   SE: Reeks East Subarea
Place count in area: 29, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Carrauntoohil, 1038.6m
Maximum height for area: 1038.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 1038.6 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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 508 members. Recently by: johncusack, SmirkyQuill, Kforde6, Barrington1978, pinchy, mh400nt, Iamcan, marktrengove, cha, hannahlk, conrad1179, mdehantschutter, adgrenna, FoxyxxxLoxy, PPruzina
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/
COMMENTS for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór) 1 2 3 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments
The easy way up, but still difficult. .. by group   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Big Gun (<i>An Gunna Mór</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The Big Gun & Cnoc na Peiste from the summit of Cruach Mhor
 
The Sharp End of The Reeks
by cha  28 May 2022
Early morning start on Friday 27th May. I followed the route described in Adrian Hendroff's The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas Book. A bit of a trudge up to Lough Cummeenapeasta but from there almost constant stunning views and interesting terrain. While resting on Cruach Mhor the ridge across to The Big Gun looked daunting but following the detailed directions in Hendroff's book I bypassed the majority of the difficulties. I scrambled the last section up a lockstep, which he describes, this isn't difficult but has a very "airy" quality to it. Clouds back by the time I got to the summit but finding the correct arête towards Cnoc na Peiste wasn't difficult. I followed the intermittent path on the Lough Googh side which brings you right up to the summit of Cnoc na Peiste, continued on to Maolan Bui and down The Bone. This is a spectacular walk/scramble for good weather and a reasonable head for heights. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/23524/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
I started at 6.30am from the parking lot on the w .. by dewhelan   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
 
A Big View .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
 
The Big Gun taken from the col under Cruach Mhor .. by jackill   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
 
Scarier Than I'd Really Like .. by Aidy   (Show all for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór))
 
COMMENTS for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór) 1 2 3 Next page >>
(End of comment section for The Big Gun (An Gunna Mór).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007