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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 133 members. Recently by: abcd, Grumbler, Deise-Man, Liamob, briankelly, John.geary, Martinpeak, High-King, Lauranna, FrankMc1964, Chance, mlmoroneybb, muddyboots, marzka, David-Guenot
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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 413th highest place in Ireland.

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A sandstone summit
Short Summary created by jackill  29 Aug 2014
Park near the old hostel site at Ballydavid room for 2-3 cars,at the forestry entrance S01816 27948 A and walk uphill on a good forest track to to S02055 26681 B turn right and on to S01141 26901 C, cross up through the wire to the topmost track and follow that to S00790 26330 D and from there turn uphill to the summit of Slieveanard NE.
As you ascend look back down to the curious field of small rocks below you.
The summit is marked by a cairn, trig pillar and a shelter from the wind. On a clear day you have tremendous views of the Knockmealdowns, the Comeraghs, Slievenamon, the ridge of Slievenamuck and the Slieve Felims away across the plains of South Tipperary.
Carry on over rough ground to find the track at the forest edge at R99948 26236 E,this track will take you past the trackside summit of Slievanard all the way to R 97954 25451 F, branch right on a smaller track towards the Sturrakeen. You will need to leave this track heading left at about R 97333 25450 G to get to the summit of Sturrakeen. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/375/comment/5134/
 
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)
 
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