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CroaghskeardaMountainCruach Sceirde A name in Irish (Ir. Cruach Sceirde [OSI], 'stack of the exposed place')KerryCounty, in no lists, Purple cross-bedded sandstone Bedrock
Height:608mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70Grid Reference: Q50972 03910 Place visited by 71 members. Recently by: chalky, eamonoc, thomas_g, Ulsterpooka, Strikeen, jlk, Bunsen7, Dean, PeakPaul, millsd1, Geo, IainT, JohnAshton, liz50, hivisibility I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/257/?PHPSESSID=j475mlkfmthj64dp8nvkre2bo7