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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
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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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The easy way up, but still difficult. .. by group   (Show all for The Big Gun)
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I started at 6.30am from the parking lot on the w .. by dewhelan   (Show all for The Big Gun)
The Big Gun taken from the col under Cruach Mhor .. by jackill   (Show all for The Big Gun)
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Bleck Cra on The Big Gun, 2009
by Bleck Cra  26 Sep 2009
A light mist lifted from the Big Gun, and a dull silence descended on the six souls pitched on Cnoc na Peiste. LEET of the North’s Wee Binnians Club. Desperate McConville, the O’Driscoll Mhor, Descendan Kirk and mviewers, Maclimber, Seannickell and Bleck Cra. The binos passed left to right and the reality of the task took grisly shape. A Saturday looping Coomloughra fuelled by Friday Guinness had preceeded a Sunday on the Gun fuelled by Saturday Guinness. Few were Reeks virgins but none was prepared for the fabulous task that is/are the Big Gun ridge/s. It is Cra’s far from humble opinion that this is as good as it gets. It has often been recorded how to tackle these 10 minutes of terror. Suffice to say that most of us should opt for the macramé lessons instead. If you shadow the ridgeline from the tracks below, some security may be derived; along the top, which we of course obliged ourselves to “do”, you may face your own demise in every step. My own miserable life was extended by Descendan Kirk at one point (although he refused to become my blood brother). Sean of the Seven Hours was not a little discomfited, Maclimber was silent – for those who know him, the significance of this is inescapable, Desperate was so happy to be off the thing, he hugged everyone, The Mhor was raging and wished he still had his night-stick to flatten someone. Descendan of course was in his airy element and was despondent leaving it. For both the Cra and Maclimber it has taken nearly a third of a century to get here – to this place – to this spot. So shall we return to it? Maybe but probably not and T.S. Eliot’s Journey of the Magi slips silken through my mind. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/10/comment/4138/
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