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Dunkerron Mountains Area
Place count in area: 65, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

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Scarriff Island Hill An Scairbh A name in Irish
(Ir. An Scairbh [logainm.ie], poss. 'rough place') Kerry County, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 252m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V44376 55202
Place visited by 9 members. Recently by: DavidWalsh, chalky, Conor74, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, dbloke, wicklore, Peter Walker, jackill
Island visited by 9 members.
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Longitude: -10.253143, Latitude: 51.728142 , Easting: 44376, Northing: 55202 Prominence: 252m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 444360 555268,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ScrfIs, 10 char: ScrfIslnd
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Why Scarriff is so named is something of a mystery, as it is quite some distance from the mainland in deep water. One possible solution is to interpret the name as Ir. garbh, 'rough', with a prosthetic s-, as happens with many other words, such as teach and creag.   Scarriff Island is the 1273th highest place in Ireland. Scarriff Island is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Dunkerron Mountains area.

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Mind the Goats .. by wicklore   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
The violent history .. by Conor74   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarriff Island in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Mountainviewers reach new heights
 
First Ascent
by mcrtchly  25 Jul 2011
As we approached Scarriff Island it appeared almost ominously through the fog ahead of us. As we got closer we could see that the island was draped in cloud which looked to me almost like some land that 'time forgot'. We landed on the NE coast of Scarriff , half expecting to meet some prehistoric creatures but we only found a herd of goats (along with the resident seabirds) and followed a SW line for about 1.6km to the summit. The going was a bit harder than Puffin Island, which we had already done on the same day, mainly because the extensive cover of long grass, bracken, gorse and heather which was sodden from the fog shrouding the island. Although there were no views from the summit (because of the fog) the views from lower down gave a stunning perspective of the coastline and an appreciation of the isolation of the family who lived on the island until the early C20th. Once again thanks to Wicklore for organising the visit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1000/comment/6432/
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Supervalu and chocolate .. by jackill   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
Long live the Goats .. by chalky   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
My hat goes off to the first one to climb this is .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Scarriff Island)
 
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