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Dunkerron Mountains Area   Cen: Knocknagantee Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Places in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Cen: An Bheann Mhór:   An Bheann Mhór 674.7mAn Bhinn Láir 514mCoomcallee 648.9mBeann na Stiocairí 673.1mCoomnahorna 590mGlanbeg 485.8mSlievenashaska 578mSlievenashaska South Top 566m
Cen: Knocknagantee:   Knockmoyle 684mFinnararagh 667mCnoc Breasail 591mKnocknagantee 676mKnocknagantee 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 467mStumpa Dúloigh 784mStumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780mStumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel:   Farraniaragh Mountain 468mEagle Hill 155mReenearagh 162mBeenarourke 304mKnocknasullig 117mCahernageeha Mountain 499m
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 308mDereenavurrig Hill 261mKnockanamadane 270mKnocknafreaghane 313mKnocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue:   Staigue Top 459mStaigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Finnararagh Mountain An Corrán A name in Irish (Ir. An Corrán [TH], 'the crescent' or 'the sickle') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 667m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V69686 73720
Place visited by 110 members. Recently by: Chance, No1Grumbler, obanboy, amgall, learykid, Wilderness, Grumbler, John.geary, schwann10, FrankMc1964, Hadleigh, jamesmforrest, Deise-Man, Ulsterpooka, Fergalh
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Longitude: -9.893619, Latitude: 51.900755 , Easting: 69686, Northing: 73720 Prominence: 142m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 469691 573761,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Fnrrgh, 10 char: Finararagh
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Finnararagh is a corruption of Finnavogagh, the name of an area of rough pasture on the plateau W of this peak. The name is correctly recorded in the Ordnance Survey Name Book, but was misspelt when transferred to the map. The peak itself is locally called An Corrán, which aptly describes its crescent-shaped cliffs that dominate Lough Coomeen.   An Corrán is the 166th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finnararagh (<i>An Corrán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit from the west.
 
Dramatic cliffs, bogs and rough ground surround this peak.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, simon3  19 Mar 2021
There is dramatic ground all around the remote Finnararagh/An Corrán; however, the top is fairly tame and there are fairly easy ways up provided you are careful. It's on a wonderful multiday ridge walk from Waterville to the Ballaghbeama Gap. Attractions incl. the 310m cliffs down to Lough Coomeen to the E and fine views over the Kenmare River. There's a narrow challenging ridge NE towards Sallagh and on towards Mullaghanattin.

From the S and E the key to ascending is to get to the col at V69782 72254 A. This can be done by :
a) start at V69259 71239 B, asking permission at the house. The track (it's the W of two shown) has a stony surface as far as Small River. Follow the river and break off eventually to the aforementioned col. From here head NNE to V70219 73121 C and then go NW to the summit. 90mins+
b) SE, start at V71137 72289 D E - ample parking, walk back 50m to farm track, up to farm sheds keeping L in farm yard pass thru gate, turning R heading to rusted gate at V70294 72080 E F - follow fence to the above col.
c) start at V71707 72935 F I - only room for one car - there is a farm track not shown on OS78 that will bring you up close to the col.

N. Park by Cloon Lough at V70825 78784 G. Walk up to Coomura then round to Coomnacronia and up to the summit. Or you could head to V70846 78403 H and head steeply up to Beann NE Top and approach F via the northern ridge...see track/2604 for access issues here.

Notable tracks incl. track/3507, track/3622 and the epic track/2604 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/160/comment/4920/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finnararagh (<i>An Corrán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lakes on Finnararagh
Cloon Lough loop
by johnvbrennan  19 Mar 2021
I highly recommend Finnararagh. It's not as climbed as the more popular mountains in Kerry like Carrauntuohill and Brandon. I would say this is mainly down to the fact that It's a good 45 minutes drive beyond Killarney. That said on a clear day it offers spectacular 360 degree views. You can see Brandon, Carrauntuohill/Caher and of course Mullaghanattin.

Finnararagh has some amazing lakes that are nestled into the mountain. Make sure you have a good summers day for this one as it's the only way to really appreciate the scenery. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera on the day with the sunny weather but hopefully the photo will give you some idea of how nice it can be.`

Getting There:

From Killarney, take the road for Glencar. Go past Glencar post office, turn left at Bealalaw Bridge. Park your car at Cloon Lough (approx. V70820 78785 I)

Description of walk:

Head up the track on the northwestern side of Cloon Lough.

1 Make your way to the summit of Coomura mountain [666m above sea level]

2. Next make for the top of Coomnacronia via two cols to the couth of Coomura

3. Next ascend to spot Height 667m which is the summit of Finnararagh

4. Your now on the ridge at this point. Follow the ridge in a north easterly direction to spot height 543m to 570m to 551m to 619m . (Warning steep ridge at both sides from 543m on)

5. Turn east to spot height 636m heading for Mullaghanattin. Continue the ridge to 657m. Then drop down steeply (be vigilant here, steep ground that would be dangerous in foggy conditions) and climb sharply up to 752m (Beann). There is fence that runs all the way to the top of the mountain.

6. After 752m continue on the ridge for approx 1/3 km to meet the spur going down in a north westerly direction to join the road beside Cloon Lough. This road will bring you back to your car. Be careful coming down the spur as this ground is quite steep in places. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/160/comment/1653/
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A Beautiful Ridge Walk
by sandman  30 Mar 2021
You have a choice of two starting points for this walk at V71137 72289 D where there is ample parking. Park here and walk back 50 meters approx to farm track, up to farm sheds keeping left in farm yard pass through gate, turning right heading to rusted gate at V70294 72080 E following fence to ridge and turning right at V69796 72271 J follow this fence to V70223 73115 K and turn left for summit.
Or you can start at V71707 72935 F, but be advised there is only room for one car - this is the easier option as there is a farm track not shown on OS78 that will bring you up close to point V69796 72271 J - this option was only visible to me on my descent. - From summit of Finnararagh follow ridge across to Sallagh - Beann Far SW Top ( My 500th summit) and Beann SW Top after which you will begin your descent at V72074 74744 L follow fence and river but bear in mind you are heading for farm track at V72107 75973 M which will bring you down the valley to farm yard - very nice farmer - and back to car. The walk takes circa 5 hours with fantastic views over Cloon Lough and back towards Coomura Mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/160/comment/14738/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finnararagh (<i>An Corrán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Nestled Lakes
 
johnvbrennan on Finnararagh, 2005
by johnvbrennan  18 Apr 2005
Just had to add this photo of some unusual lakes on Finnararagh. The photo doesn't do them justice. Note: there are actually 2 lakes in the photo (spot the other one just beneath the main lake) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/160/comment/1654/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finnararagh (<i>An Corrán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Exposed anticline W of Finnararagh.
Risen arches.
by simon3  26 Apr 2011
Striding along the scarp from Coomnacronia to An Corrán gives dramatic views to the south, however spare a thought for the geology visible also.
This arch in the rock (an anticline) is a sign of the huge folding pressures that must have been here once. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/160/comment/6315/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Finnararagh (<i>An Corrán</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from An Corrán on the Cloon Horseshoe walk
 
A Cloon View
by kernowclimber  5 Aug 2014
An Corrán lies on the Cloon Horseshoe walk in the wild and unspoilt Dunkerron Mountains which offer arguably some of the finest scenery in Ireland. This panorama was shot near its summit as the sun was sinking low in the western horizon. Macgillycuddy's Reeks can be seen in the background; the summits of Beann and Sallagh in the foreground; Cloon Lough and the Slieve Mish Mountains and Dingle Bay on the far left horizon. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/160/comment/17595/
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