Sturrakeen 541.7m mountain, Galty Mountains Ireland at
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Sturrakeen Mountain An Starraicín A name in Irish
also Carrigphierish an extra name in English
(Ir. An Starraicín [OSI], 'the pointed peak' or 'the steeple') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 541.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R97275 25331
Place visited by 127 members. Recently by: Martinpeak, High-King, Lauranna, FrankMc1964, Chance, mlmoroneybb, muddyboots, marzka, David-Guenot, ciarraioch, quino70, Dean, ckilm, ilenia, Wildrover
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Longitude: -8.040751, Latitude: 52.379985 , Easting: 197275, Northing: 125332 Prominence: 46m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 597225 625382,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Strkn, 10 char: Sturrakeen
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Also known as Carrigphierish, Ir. Carraig Phiarais, 'Pierce's rock'. Note that this peak is actually unnamed on the Discovery map, while both Carrigphierish and Sturrakeen are marked a little to the NW of this peak.   Sturrakeen is the 439th highest place in Ireland.

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A sandstone summit .. by group   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
There's many a way up this mountain. One you can .. by simon3   (Show all for Sturrakeen) Picture about mountain Sturrakeen in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
sinbadw on Sturrakeen, 2004
by sinbadw  5 Aug 2004
This was a regular day trip when I was a kid. I have approached this hill from a number of angles, all starting in Scarrough woods about a mile outside Cahir on the Michelstown road. If coming from the main road, turn right at the cross-roads about a mile from Cahir, drive up the road (narrow & twisty) until you come to a T with a house on the right. Turn left and follow the road round to the right, ignore a left turn and you can park at a barrier near a turn to the right. Walk straight up the gravel road, it goes up a good distance, then decends slightly and bends to the left. Just after the bend is a track off to the right following the tree line on the mountain. Follow this track up and over a small hill. Once you have come down the far side of the hill you are about to start climbing sturrakeen. From here you can go straight up (challenging) or continue to follow the tree-line which goes quite close to the summit. The highest point is a rock-formation with an old rusty poll attached to it. This was where some enterprising individual was attempting to retransmit BBC channels down into our deprived 2 channel valley. Between Sturrakeen and the next hill (towards Greenane) you can find some carniverous plants in the boggy saddle. These are called Sundews and a picture is attached. Trackback:
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A Lonely Outpost .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
Military mission .. by muddyboots   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
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