Strickeen 440m hill, MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland at
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Strickeen Hill Struicín A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Carn List, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 440m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V86625 88222
Place visited by 120 members. Recently by: Aglaisio, denisdeasy, donalhunt, Wilderness, Liamob, markwallace, FrankMc1964, toshea, Bunsen7, Wildrover, jcoshea, ilenia, ucampbell, Lauranna, tomodub
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Longitude: -9.652851, Latitude: 52.034861 , Easting: 86625, Northing: 88222 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 486597 588275,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Strckn, 10 char: Strickeen
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Struicín is the 771st highest place in Ireland. Struicín is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks area.

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Viewing platform with track up. .. by group   (Show all for Struicín)
I agree with dbloke that a climb up Struicin Hill .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Struicín) Picture about mountain Struicín in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The girls will never believe how big it was...
dbloke on Struicín, 2008
by dbloke  22 Apr 2008
Poor Struicín (aka Strickeen: Either a "crested ridge" or "top of the bog" according to Seán Higgisson in his books A Walker's Guide to Killarney and Hillwalker's Guide to Carrauntoohil). Even the fine outstanding members of Mountain Views have yet to find it worthy of comment - probably due to the aforementioned bog - and likely pass it by on their charge up Cnoc an Bhráca and off across the ridges of the Reeks. However, on a calm, mild, mid April day (when unbelievably it has hardly rained for over a week) it's a great little hill. Starting from Kate Kearney's and following the road into the Gap of Dunloe you soon come to the start of the zig-zag track. The nice Kerry Mountain Rescue people have helpfully left a sign to point the way and ward off any foolhardy tourists thinking about trekking into the mountains. Most of them here don't seem to walk much further than this point or even get out of their cars. The path gently meanders upwards. Once reaching the plateau the track that leads to the summit is easily visible off to the right. In dry conditions the short steep climb to the top is the consistency of chocolate brownies. The largest cairn I've yet encountered can be found here, and for some reason somebody has decided that what this small little hill needs is three of them! Maybe it's a cry for attention... If you want to introduce somebody to hillwalking and happen to be in vicinity of Killarney, Torc mountain is a great starter - not requiring the purchase of any stout footwear or sensible clothing, so it would seem. A great place to take the kids. On a sunny weekend afternoon though every man and his dog is up there. Struicín in comparison was utterly deserted on both occassions I've climbed it. And it's shorter. The panoramic view from the top is incredible for such little effort, taking in Loch Leane, Tomies, Purple, the Gap, Cnoc an Bhraca and all the peaks surrounding the Hag's Glen. Total trip was only 2 hours, and we're slow. In bad weather or after a lot or recent rain ignore everything I just said... Trackback:
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Strickeen .. by bjsmyth   (Show all for Struicín)
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