Pierasmore 745.7m mountain, Brandon Group Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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 172 members. Recently by: Grumbler, PeakPaul, seanmeehan, Jim Sheehan, murphyman, Fergalh, Atlanticstar, jamesmforrest, Nakoz, Lauranna, toblereoghan, Bunsen7, FrankMc1964, sfoley, nolanlyn 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/77/