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 125 members. Recently by: Lauranna, FrankMc1964, Chance, mlmoroneybb, muddyboots, marzka, David-Guenot, ciarraioch, quino70, Dean, ckilm, ilenia, Wildrover, melohara, markmjcampion
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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)
This was a regular day trip when I was a kid. I h .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Sturrakeen) Picture about mountain Sturrakeen in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Fort Sturrakeen
A Lonely Outpost
by CaptainVertigo  22 Dec 2014
Sturrakeen's summit looks and feels a bit like an abandoned French Foreign Legion outpost. The desert surrounding it is more brown than white but there's a quirky sense that you've reached a defensive oasis, and that you could hole up and survive for a few days if you had to. I was there in December sunshine but the wind was howling and raging and after a near five mile trek from the Waterworks above Rossadrehid, I needed a respite. It was good to get into the lee of one of the layered conglomerates, looking for all the world like an old concrete shed, when suddenly there was silence and a brief moment of peace.
To the best of my knowledge, there is no short run up to humble Sturrakeen.
From the south you might consider Wicklore's route up from Cloheenafishoge, forest park entrance at R97390 20926 J, via Laghtshanaquilla, or perhaps a variation along the edge of the forest leading directly to your destination.
From the east you start at S03827 26079 K which is the Mountain Road just west of Cahir. That's a popular start for the mighty Galty Traverse, and it will involve traversing the Slieveards.
From the West you'll be coming from Galtymore and the Greenanes so you'll need to figure out how to get up to them first and then cross along the ridge.
The shortest route from the north has to be from Clohernagh: there's a track the whole way to the Sturrakeen but I cannot say if there's parking at the start.
Lastly, should you wish to inflict torture on yourself, you may wish to do as I did. Park at the Waterworks near Rossadrehid and walk the five miles to Sturrakeen.
This humble peak gets about a tenth of the traffic of the ridge giants. It's off the beaten track but well worth a visit. Trackback:
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Military mission .. by muddyboots   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
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