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Central Dingle Area   W: Slieveanea Subarea
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Croaghskearda Mountain Cruach Sceirde A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach Sceirde [OSI], 'stack of the exposed place') Kerry County in Munster Province, in no lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 608m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q50972 03910
Place visited by 74 members. Recently by: pdtempan, mountainmike, strangeweaver, Lauranna, chalky, eamonoc, thomas_g, Ulsterpooka, Strikeen, jlk, Bunsen7, Dean, PeakPaul, millsd1, Geo
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Longitude: -10.178842, Latitude: 52.167388 , Easting: 50972, Northing: 103910 Prominence: 13m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 450955 603968,   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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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/comment/14780/
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