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Brandon Group Area , N: Brandon Ridge North Subarea
Feature count in area: 15, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, EW-DC, EW-DW
Highest Place: Brandon 951.7m

Starting Places (18) in area Brandon Group:
Ballinloghig, Ballybrack Mid, Brandon Pilgrimage Trail, Brandon Point, Brandon Village, Cloghane Community Centre, Conor Pass, Coosavuddig Quay Brandon Creek, Faha, Feoghanagh River, Hostel Cloghane Village, Lough Camclaun, Lough Doon CP, Mullaghveal Farm, Pedlars Lodge, Pilgrimage Trail Owenmore River, Sauce Creek Walkway Dingle Way, Tiduff

Summits & other features in area Brandon Group:
Cen: Faha Ridge: Benagh 822.5m, Faha Ridge 809.2m
N: Brandon Point: Faill an tSáis 430.7m
N: Brandon Ridge North: Brandon Far North Top 840.1m, Brandon North Top 895.4m, Masatiompan 761.9m, Pierasmore North Top 700m, Pierasmore 745.7m
S: Ballysitteragh: An Bhinn Dubh 479.2m, Ballysitteragh 623m, Beennabrack 608.5m
S: Brandon Ridge South: Gearhane 803m, Brandon Peak 840m, Brandon 951.7m, Brandon South Top 790m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Pierasmore, 745.7m Mountain Piaras Mór A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Piaras Mór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Piaras Mór is the 81st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference Q46380 13650, OS 1:50k mapsheet 70
Place visited by: 224 members, recently by: rhw, markwallace, maoris, Carolineswalsh, ToughSoles, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, Beti13, CusackMargaret, farmerjoe, chelman7, NualaB, Krzysztof_K, johncusack, Alanjm
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Longitude: -10.250332, Latitude: 52.253569, Easting: 46380, Northing: 113650, Prominence: 32.8m,  Isolation: 0.2km
ITM: 446363 613703
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: This name is interpreted as 'big Pierce' in the Ordnance Survey Name Book. However, An Seabhac reports that in his time, nearly a century later, nobody in the locality had an explanation for the name but they did not think it was related to the personal name Piaras. There is a lower peak to the N called Piaras Beag. On the saddle between Piaras Mór and Masatiompan is an ogham stone bearing an inscription which translates as: Ronan, the priest son of Camogann. There is a chi-ro monogram (representing 'Christ') above it and a Greek cross in a circle on the other side (Barrington, Discovering Kerry, 180).
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Prsmr, 10 char: Pierasmore

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Summary for Pierasmore (Piaras Mór): Stumpy Outcrop to Brandon's north
Summary created by Onzy 2014-03-09 19:11:13
            MountainViews.ie picture about Pierasmore (<em>Piaras Mór</em>)
Pierasmore is an unusual outcrop at the northern end of the main Brandon ridge.

The summit is most easily reached from the Dingle Way which passes north of it at its col with Masatiompan. Suitable starting points using this route would be either Tiduff (Q43424 12610) (from the west and where there is a large carpark) or Sauce Ck (Q50825 14586) (from the east) In either case, following the Dingle Way will take one easily to the col, from which the summit is 500m south. The summit is normally combined with a traverse of the Brandon ridge, typically taking in from Masatiompan to Brandon itself, but easily extended south to Brandon Peak and Gearhane; or if a long day is planned, right to the Conor Pass. Using the Dingle Way, the ascent should take under two hours.

Views on a good day are spectacular in all directions, although Masatiompan does dominate to the north. There is a ogham stone on the col between Pierasmore and Masatiompan, whose inscription translates as ‘Ronan, the priest son of Comgall’.

Currently gps tracks 1848 and 2089 take in Pierasmore.
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Member Comments for Pierasmore (Piaras Mór)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Pierasmore (<em>Piaras Mór</em>)
GWPR on Pierasmore
by GWPR 11 Dec 2002
Photo taken from Pierasmore summit July 2002. Smerwick Harbour in the distance with Tearaght and the Blasket Islands visible. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/241/
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Picture: On Piaras Mor
View to Masatiopan
by three5four0 30 Aug 2011
Shorts and a t-shirt in April! A fine day we had for out traverse of the northern tops in the Brandon Group. Not many days like this in Dingle per year. I once spent 14 days straight waiting for a break in the weather to climb Brandon, and all i got was 14 days of rain, mist and gales! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/6501/
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GWPR on Pierasmore
by GWPR 5 Feb 2003
kaka (2003-01-28 12:04:38): mentions the ogham stone on the shoulder between Pierasmore and Masatiompan. Here is a photo I took of it, July 2002, looking towards the broad sweep of Brandon Bay and the Magharees. The inscription in Ogham translates,"Ronan, the priest son of
Comgall". These Ogham stones generally give the name of an individual, his father's name and some examples in West Kerry carry the name 'Duibhne' (Dovinias), a Goddess of the Corca Dhuibhne. THe view from here is stunning on a clear day! Ronan obviously had a love for the Mountains!
Source: Cloghane and Brandon, Walking Guide. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/319/
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kaka on Pierasmore
by kaka 28 Jan 2003
Keep an eye out for the ogham stone on the shoulder between Pierasmore and Masatiompan Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/315/
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GWPR on Pierasmore
by GWPR 11 Dec 2002
Strange stump south of Masatiompan. Views from summit on a clear day are superb in all directions. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/77/comment/240/
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