Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by
conditions. General information about the site is
here. Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see
conditions. Credits and list definitions are listed here
Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
PierasmoreMountainPiaras Mór A name in Irish (Ir. Piaras Mór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]')KerryCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock
Height:745.7mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70Grid Reference: Q46380 13650 Place visited by 169 members. Recently by: Jim Sheehan, murphyman, Fergalh, Atlanticstar, jamesmforrest, Nakoz, Lauranna, toblereoghan, Bunsen7, FrankMc1964, sfoley, nolanlyn, PaulaMc, David-Guenot, JimMc I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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).
Piaras Mór is the 81st highest place in Ireland. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/77/