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Dunkerron Mountains Area   Cen: An Bheann Mhór Subarea
Place count in area: 65, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Places in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Knocknagantee Near West Top 628m
Cen: An Bheann Mhór:   An Bheann Mhór 674.7mAn Bhinn Láir 514mCoomcallee 648.9mBeann na Stiocairí 673.1mCoomnahorna 590mGlanbeg 485.8mSlievenashaska 578mSlievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee:   Knockmoyle 682.1mFinnararagh 667mCnoc Breasail 591mKnocknagantee 674.3mKnocknagantee West Top 553mCoomnacronia 636mCoomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin:   An Cnoc Riabhach 534mBeann 752mBeann Far SW Top 636.2mBeann NE Top 692mBeann South Top 639mBeann SW Top 657mSallagh 570mMullaghanattin 773mMullaghanattin East Top 594mSallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare:   Gortamullin 205mKnockanaskill 356mLetter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha:   Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge:   Crossderry 489mKnocknabreeda 569mMothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple:   Bascadh 595mBascadh West Top 569mBoughil 631mCnoc na gCapall 639mKnocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh:   Broaghnabinnia 745mKnockaunanattin 569mKnockaunanattin West Top 466.1mStumpa Dúloigh 784mStumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780mStumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel:   Farraniaragh Mountain 468mEagle Hill 155mReenearagh 162mBeenarourke 304mKnocknasullig 117mCahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ):   Beenrour 418mEagles Hill 549mMullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff:   Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish:   Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge:   Esknaloughoge 416mEsknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff:   Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem:   An Bheann Mhór 309.3mDereenavurrig Hill 261mKnockanamadane 270mKnocknafreaghane 316.5mKnocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue:   Staigue Top 459mStaigue NE Top 435m

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Beann na Stiocairí Mountain (Ir. Beann na Stiocairí [TH], 'peak of the niggardly persons') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 673.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V59888 68207
Place visited by 104 members. Recently by: rhw, maoris, NualaB, ToughSoles, Carolyn105, jackos, Krzysztof_K, mdehantschutter, bryanmccabe, conrad1179, chelman7, derekfanning, glencree, Beti13, Barrington1978
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Longitude: -10.03403, Latitude: 51.849045 , Easting: 59889, Northing: 68208 Prominence: 19.65m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 459869 568270,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnnStc, 10 char: BnnStcrí
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Previously L. Iskanamacteery East Top in MV.   Beann na Stiocairí is the 157th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain <i>Beann na Stiocairí</i>  in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Rugged southwest slopes of Beann na Stiocairì
One man and not his dog
by wicklore  11 Sep 2015
In his post on nearby Coomcallee, Skyehigh mentions the farm track in the Glenmore valley to the south. I used this to reach Beann na Stiocairì. A slow and scenic drive along several kilometres of narrow road through the valley from Waterville ends at a farm. The rough southern slopes of Beann na Stiocairì to the north can be appreciated along the road, while the equally rough and rugged slopes of the Beanrour-Mullaghbeg-Eagles Hill ridge of hills fills the views to your right.

I was readily granted permission to park in the farm by the friendly lady there. A cow and two collies in the farmyard watched me as I parked - the cow with languid interest and the collies with frantic uncontained excitement. One of the collies wasn’t tethered and decided to accompany me on my walk – all the way up the track to where it emerged onto the broad ridge at about 600m. Along the way the collie disappeared several times and I spotted it intermittently herding sheep across the slopes in my direction. It correctly interpreted that I was impressed with this private ‘’sheep dog trials’ show, and tried harder still until several sheep were paraded in front of me. A cartoon I had seen sprung to mind. Two sheep are in a field with a collie at one end and a farmer at the other. One sheep turns to the other and says ‘I’m telling ya, I might be paranoid, but these guys are definitely working together!’ Back in real life the befuddled sheep continued on their way, as did I. At the top of the track the dog took off back down the hill after more hapless sheep.

Initially the track passes through gates as it rises from the farm, and is clearly used by farm vehicles to access the lower slopes. However from around the 300m altitude mark it gets steeper and the last kilometre was tough enough make me stop for breath several times. Once onto the broad ridge it was a straightforward slog up through the bog onto Beann na Stiocairì and An Bheann Mhòr. An initial wet track through the bog on the ridge disappears after it passes through a gate but navigation was straightforward enough. The summit area does not have an obvious ‘highest point’ and as Colin Murphy said in his post, a bit of slogging around the wet boggy area will be required of the purist. The simple boggy nature of the summit of Beann na Stiocairì belies the steep rugged slopes to the north and southwest..

In between intermittent rain and cloud enough could be seen across the Glenmore valley of the rough slopes of Staigue, Mullaghbeg and Eagles Hill to see why White Tailed eagles have set up home in this area. I didn’t see any but could easily imagine them gliding and swooping in this remote corner of Kerry.

On my return down the mountain, the collie rejoined me and I marvelled to think that it was probably up and down the mountain several times a day, I studiously skirted some cattle on the track near the farm while the dog brazenly walked right through them! Linkback:
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Eagle eye view .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Beann na Stiocairí )
Eagle territory .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Beann na Stiocairí )
A separate top? Hmm...dubious. (Although it's pos .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Beann na Stiocairí )
This must be the least deserving top featured in .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Beann na Stiocairí )
Why you shouldn't go north from this summit. .. by simon3   (Show all for Beann na Stiocairí )
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