Cruach Mhór

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Cruach Mhór
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Cruach Mhor with its summit cairn
Highest point
Elevation 932 m (3,058 ft) [1]
Prominence 34 m (112 ft) [1]
Listing Furth
Coordinates 51°59′09″N 9°39′41″W / 51.9858°N 9.6615°W / 51.9858; -9.6615Coordinates: 51°59′09″N 9°39′41″W / 51.9858°N 9.6615°W / 51.9858; -9.6615
Cruach Mhór is located in Ireland
Cruach Mhór
Cruach Mhór
Location County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Parent range MacGillycuddy's Reeks
OSI/OSNI grid V840848

Cruach Mhór ("Big Stack") is the eleventh-highest[1] mountain peak in Ireland, at 932 metres (3,058 ft) high.[1]


East ridge of MacGillycuddy's Reeks. Cruach Mhór is the leftmost of the four summits. The others are (l to r) The Big Gun, Cnoc na Péiste and Maolán Buí
Rough pasture under Cruach Mhor

The mountain is at the eastern end of MacGillycuddy's Reeks in County Kerry, at grid reference V840848.[1] Further along the ridge to the southwest are The Big Gun (939 m), Cnoc na Péiste (988 m) and Maolán Buí. Just over 3 km to the east-northeast, across a sharp notch, is the lesser peak of Cnoc an Bhráca.[1]

Informally recognised as one of the 13 Irish Munros, it is counted by the Scottish Mountaineering Club as a Furth; a 3,000 ft high peak outside Scotland.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Cruach Mhór at Accessed on 6 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ Mountains – Key Facts. The Munros, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds & Furths at Accessed on 6 Feb 2013.
  3. ^ Cruach Mhór at Accessed on 6 Feb 2013.

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