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Croaghskearda Mountain Cruach Sceirde A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach Sceirde [OSI], 'stack of the exposed place') Kerry County, in no lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 608m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q50972 03910
Place visited by 69 members. Recently by: thomas_g, Ulsterpooka, Strikeen, jlk, Bunsen7, Dean, PeakPaul, millsd1, Geo, IainT, JohnAshton, liz50, hivisibility, Wilderness, melohara
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Longitude: -10.178856, Latitude: 52.167361 , Easting: 50972, Northing: 103910 Prominence: 13m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 450954 603965,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghsk, 10 char: Crghskrd
Bedrock type: Purple cross-bedded sandstone, (Cappagh Sandstone Formation)

Near a path over the brow of the hill between Gowlin and Lisdargan there is an underground passage called Staighre Chaitlín (Cathleen's Stairs) which leads to a cave. The tale is told of a local man who dreamed of a treasure on the Bridge of Limerick, went there and met a stranger who said that he had dreamed of treasure at a place unknown to him called Staighre Chaitlín; the local man who knew the place well returned home and found the treasure (Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa', pp. 207-08). MacNeill also mentions several legends connected with the nearby hills to the east.   Croaghskearda is the 269th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghskearda in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Croaghskearda from An Cnapan Mor
 
Exposed it certainly is
Short Summary created by jackill,  3 Jul 2011
Park in the large car park at the Connor pass.
Cross the main road and head due east uphill following a distinct track for 200 meters, leave this track as it swing sharply south and continue uphill and east, skirting cliffs to your left side.
These are steep cliffs, so keep some distance from them.
You will come to a small semicircle of stones at about 620 mtrs elevation , pick up a low stone wall and follow it to the unmarked summit of Slieveanea about 400 meters to the east.
From Slieveanea head south for the summit crossing rough bog for a little while before an easy ascent across stoney ground to a stone cairn. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/5017/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghskearda in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Green, gold and grey stone.
Views south.
by simon3  16 Aug 2011
Visit this extraordinary prow of a summit on a fine day and you will get this amazing view of Dingle Bay.
On the right coastline is part of Ventry Harbour, then the reddish sands of "Short Strand". Directly above the big nearby hump is "Doonties Commons" and on the other side of the bay, Knocknadobar.
On the original of this picture the Skelligs are also visible just to the right of the last land right on the horizon. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/6481/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghskearda in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Croaghskearda from the cliffs of Slievanea
 
jackill on Croaghskearda, 2005
by jackill  23 May 2005
Croaghskearda was the third summit visited in a traverse over the mountains of Central Dingle.
This picture was taken from Slievanea with Croaghskearda on the extreme right of the photo and Gowlane Beg on the extreme left. Croaghskeardas summit from some angles looks almost like a small pyramid and is scattered with the same small flat stones that appear on many of the Central Dingle mountains. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/1716/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghskearda in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Views from atop
by Strikeen  24 Apr 2017
Some spectacular views from this mountain Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/18897/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghskearda in area Central Dingle, Ireland
 
Views
by Strikeen  24 Apr 2017
Some more views Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/18898/
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Great views
by mickhanney  30 Aug 2012
Hiked up from Dingle to the Conor Pass with the intention of taking in Croaghskearda. However, the day was so perfect I ended up veering off and taking in An Cnapan Mor first and contoured around then to do my original target. The previous day I had visited the Dingle wildlife and seal sanctuary which is located between Dingle and Lispole and this hill was prominent from the road. It looks like a great climb. The views didn't disappoint. Clear views across to the Ivereagh peninsula and over Dingle bay. Also over towards the Brandon Ridge. The going was pretty good. A bit of meandering around small patches of bog but nothing too hectic. Full circuit whcih included the downhill back to Dingle (and a pint in the Dingle Brewing Company) took c. 3 hrs 30. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/14780/
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