Skregbeg 573m mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland at
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Skregbeg Mountain Screig Bheag A name in Irish
(Ir. Screig Bheag [OSI], 'little rocky outcrop') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 573m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V78722 87420
Place visited by 107 members. Recently by: nioclas, finkey86, Wildrover, rayw, ilenia, strangeweaver, FrankMc1964, Lauranna, Onzy, shaunkelly, PeakPaul, Martinpeak, Damien25, Ulsterpooka, melohara
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Longitude: -9.76764, Latitude: 52.025941 , Easting: 78722, Northing: 87420 Prominence: 78m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 478698 587468,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Skrgbg, 10 char: Skregbeg
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

Ir. screig is a variant of creag/creig, 'a crag' (Ó Donaill, Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla).   Skregbeg is the 353rd highest place in Ireland.

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Reeks outlier easily accessible from the road. .. by group   (Show all for Skregbeg) Picture about mountain Skregbeg in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Caragh Lake, Dingle Bay and Tonn Tóime's Enchanted Wave
Vantage Point for the Plains of Magunihy
by ciarraioch  26 Nov 2011
From most vantage points in East and Mid Kerry, this minor summit delineates the western edge of the Reeks, being visible all the way to the county bounds. Inspired by madfrankie's instructions below, and being assured by the BBC weather projection of a gap in the weather, we struck off up the Hydro Road at 11.10 on 31st October 2011. We veered off to the left at the point that the hydro road turns right at V777 868 C, heading diagonally or north east up fairly rough and rocky ground. After a short haul, we reached the top of the first ridge, an excellent example of a moraine. Between this and the saddle connecting Skregbeg to her taller cousins, lies a very wet and swampy area, with care being needed in fording the swollen streams. No sooner were we onto solid ground than we were drenched by the last cold and gusty shower of the morning. Having gained the saddle, we headed left and dripping wet towards the rocky summit. A cairn lies at the top, partially overgrown with grass, possibly indicating a prehistoric origin. The views are excellent out to Dingle Bay and across the Plains of Magh O gCoinchinn (latterday barony of Magunihy), the ancient 'tuath' that stretched from the source of the Blackwater to Castlemaine harbour. Overall around two hours and twenty minutes. Linkback:
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Dwarfed by it's more frequented neighbours, this .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Skregbeg)
Lots harder than its modest height suggests. Can .. by milo   (Show all for Skregbeg)
On the Coumloughra Horseshoe I took this photo fr .. by jackill   (Show all for Skregbeg)
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