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Shehy/Knockboy Area
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 706m
Maximum height for area: 706 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

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The Priest's Leap Mountain Léim an tSagairt A name in Irish
Ir. Léim an tSagairt [logainm.ie], 'the priest's leap’ Cork/ Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 519m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V97826 60646
Place visited by 95 members. Recently by: conorb, daitho9, eoghancarton, DNicholson, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Grumbler, magnumpig, GoldCircle, hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, FrankMc1964, sfoley, strangeweaver, sbender
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Longitude: -9.481223, Latitude: 51.78917 , Easting: 97826, Northing: 60646 Prominence: 54m,  Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 497816 560691,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThPrst, 10 char: ThPrstsLp
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

The Priest's Leap is properly the name of a rock at the top of the pass between Kenmare and Bantry. There are various versions of the story which account for the name. Seán Ó Súilleabháin reports that the most commonly accepted one relates how a Father James Archer SJ, in search of volunteers for the defence of the O'Sullivan Beara castle at Dunboy in 1602, was chased across the mountain by enemy soldiers. From the rock here, he is said to have jumped his horse onto a rock a mile from Bantry town. As you reach the road below, you meet an iron cross erected to commemorate the feat (Walk Guide - Southwest of Ireland, 28). The circumstances behind the pursuit of the priest are historical, though the fantastic leap recalls the superhuman feats of earlier eras by legendary characters such as Cú Chulainn and the Cailleach Bhéirre. Previously Cummeenshrule in MV. Also Knockboy West Top.   The Priest's Leap is the 507th highest place in Ireland.

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As Simon rightly says only a "hill-bagger" would .. by jackill   (Show all for The Priest's Leap)
 
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Simplicity itself
by Colin Murphy  17 May 2016
Little to add to the comments, other than to say that this was my second visit and since my last 'climb' someone has marked the top with a pile of stones. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/413/comment/18534/
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