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Cruach Mhór Mountain (Ir. Cruach Mhór [OSI 1:25,000], 'big stack') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 930.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V84076 84820
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Longitude: -9.688784, Latitude: 52.003823 , Easting: 84077, Northing: 84820 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 484052 584879,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrchMh, 10 char: CrchMhór
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The summit has a grotto built by a local farmer who dragged the cement, sand and water up from his home in Ballyledder on his back. There is also a lower peak to the east known as An Chruach Bheag (TH). Both have the sharply pointed shape associated with peaks called cruach, and this also accounts for the Irish name of the range: na Cruacha Dubha (Mhic Giolla Mo Chuda).   Cruach Mhór is the 11th highest place in Ireland.

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The Grotto at the end of the world .. by group   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
Cruach Mhór coming up the ridge from Cruach Bheag .. by jackill   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cruach Mhór in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: http://www.youtube.com/user/mcrtchly#p/u/6/JK4jp4u1fe4
 
Majesty On Film
by CaptainVertigo  10 Nov 2011
An Cruach Mhor is a shapely mountain that is the main gateway to the eastern Reeks from Cronin's yard. Its a real Top Ten classic, as is its next of kin, The Big Gun. I wondered if I was truly "up to it" when I made my plans for the great event earlier in the year. I would have loved to have had the benefit of the mcrtchly / kernowclimber YouTube film "MacGillycuddy's Reeks Traverse Part One". I strongly recommend this film as part of your preparations.. Our friends have really done a superb job in capturing the stupendous terrain and staggering views. I hesitate to quibble about the choice of background music. The initial ballad simply dosen't appeal to me...no matter how apparently apt it may seem for reasons of local references. To me this mountain requires majestic music to resonate with its greatness! But fear not! The gruesome "come all ye" is soon replaced by Holst's Mars (from The Planets) Please be sure to see

http://www.youtube.com/user/mcrtchly#p/u/6/JK4jp4u1fe4

It deserves a prize. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/11/comment/6621/
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Cruach Mhor is beautiful peak that is a worthy da .. by S Mc Auliffe   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
The grotto on Cruach Mhor. This was built by a l .. by John Finn   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
A Dom Divilly Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Cruach Mhór)
 
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