Cnoc an Bhráca 731m mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Cnoc an Bhráca Mountain (Ir. Cnoc an Bhráca [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the rough ground') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 731m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V85849 85445
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Longitude: -9.663312, Latitude: 52.009683 , Easting: 85849, Northing: 85445 Prominence: 96m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 485816 585491,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncanB, 10 char: CncanBhrác
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

On reaching Cnoc an Bhráca when traversing the eastern Reeks, Cruach Mhór , the Big Gun and the ridge between come into full view.   Cnoc an Bhráca is the 89th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Cnoc an Bhráca (left) and the Reeks ridge from Struicín
 
The last hurrah of the high Reeks
Short Summary created by Peter Walker,  14 Nov 2018
Cnoc an Bhráca, together with its near neighbour Cnoc na DTarbh, are the last (relatively) high summits along the great ridge of the Eastern Reeks; beyond here the ground gradually declines to the lesser eminence of Struicin, before conclusively plunging to the Kerry plains. It is a mountain of rough grassy slopes and in possession of a fine summit cairn.

The ascent is generally made from the Gap of Dunloe to the north-east, perhaps starting from the fleshpots of Kate Kearney's Cottage at (V88080 88811 A), walking south into the Gap before leaving the road to follow the obvious bog road up the flanks of Struicín. On emerging on the higher ground walk south across a potentially very boggy section before a final steep pull to the top. Views are very extensive to the north, over the declining ridge and lowlands, the Tomies/Purple Mountain group lies to the east, and the continuing Reeks ridge rears up dramatically to the south-west.

Other ascents can be made from higher up the Gap of Dunloe (for instance from (V870833 B) near the head, but suitable discretion should be exercised given the complex, steep and craggy nature of the terrain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/87/comment/4847/
 
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Climbed Cnoc an Bhraca on 3.Jun 2009. It was a ve .. by HimiWack   (Show all for Cnoc an Bhráca)
 
We approached from Kate Kearney's. climbing a tr .. by mart   (Show all for Cnoc an Bhráca)
 
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