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Mangerton Area   NE: Crohane Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Mangerton, 838.2m
Maximum height for area: 838.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 583.2 metres,

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Crohane Mountain An Cruachán A name in Irish, also Cruachán Mór an extra EastWest name in Irish (Ir. An Cruachán [OSI], 'little stack') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Rhyolitic lavas Bedrock

Height: 650m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W04972 82969
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Longitude: -9.384065, Latitude: 51.991186 , Easting: 104972, Northing: 82969 Prominence: 385m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 504945 583031,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crhn, 10 char: Crohane
Bedrock type: Rhyolitic lavas, (Lough Guitane rhyolites)

This peak has the classic hay-stack shape which is typical of mountains whose names in cruach/cruachán. Near Lough Nabroda are some crags with rhyolite formations which, though less spectacular, resemble the organ pipe formations at the Giant's Causeway.   Crohane is the 201st highest place in Ireland. Crohane is the second most easterly summit in the Mangerton area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Crohane (<i>An Cruachán</i>) in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Crohane from the SW
Distinctive Killarney peak - the gateway to some very rugged terrain.
Short Summary created by simon3, JohnA, markmjcampion, Colin Murphy  26 Aug 2022
East of Killarney, Crohane is a pointed, stand-alone peak in between civilisation to the N and remoteness to the S. It has great views over Lough Guitane, Stoompa, the Paps and the isolated terrain S of Bennaunmore.
NW. Park with permission at a meadow at W03356 84074 starA (ignore Private Road sign at the start of the minor road). If there's been a lot of rain this meadow can get v soggy and in this case maybe park further back at approx W03609 85001 starB.
From the meadow take the obvious track SE and pass a few farm gates collecting a lot of muck as you go. After the farm buildings you've 2 main choices.
a) Head E over a low fence and pick your way on fairly dry ground up to approx. W04993 83669 starC and follow the N spur to top out slightly E of the summit. Allow 1.5 hrs
b) Make a bee-line for Bennaunmore but before reaching its very steep slopes follow a trail that takes you up an awe-inspiring, V-shaped valley to Lough Nabroda. Pass the lake to near W03938 81397 starD and head for Crohane SW top - from here follow feint trails to gain the S spur from where ascent is straightforward. Allow 2 - 2.5 hrs
N. Park just shy of the farm at approx. W04203 85118 starE. Ask the farmer for permission and assuming an affirmative follow the obvious track which will take you past the MBK circuit and eventually onto the N spur mentioned previously. 1.5 hrs+
SE Park at W08321 81238 starF and ascend via Carrigawaddra. 1.5hrs+
Notable tracks that may make for a long day out incl. track/1502 and track/4337. Linkback:
Shortly after driving over the county bounds from .. by John Finn   (Show all for Crohane (An Cruachán))
I started from a small road near the Glenflesk A .. by mart   (Show all for Crohane (An Cruachán))
Crohane seen from Bennaunmore. The simplest appr .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Crohane (An Cruachán))
Just a picture of Crohane to go with my earlier c .. by Lynchieboy   (Show all for Crohane (An Cruachán))
Sundown over Stoompa .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Crohane (An Cruachán))
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