The Bones

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The Bones
BeenkeraghGeographImageByColinPark.jpg
The Bones seen from Beenkeragh. It is a sharp ridge. At the top-right of the picture is Caher.
Highest point
Elevation 956.5 m (3,138 ft) [1]
Prominence 37 m (121 ft) [1]
Listing Furth
Coordinates 52°00′06″N 9°44′50″W / 52.0017°N 9.7471°W / 52.0017; -9.7471Coordinates: 52°00′06″N 9°44′50″W / 52.0017°N 9.7471°W / 52.0017; -9.7471
Geography
The Bones is located in Ireland
The Bones
The Bones
Ireland
Location County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Parent range MacGillycuddy's Reeks

The Bones is the eighth-highest[1] mountain peak in Ireland, at 956.5 metres (3,138 ft) high[1] (though some sources give the height as 959 m[2]).

Geography[edit]

The mountain is the highest point on a rocky arête between Carrauntoohil (Ireland's highest peak) and Beenkeragh (Ireland's second-highest peak) in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks of County Kerry. Carrauntoohil is to the south and Beenkeragh to the north. To the west is Lough Eagher (a lake) and to the east is Lough Cummeenoughter, a tiny lake that flows into Lough Gouragh.[2][1] The Bones is counted by the Scottish Mountaineering Club as a Furth; a 3,000 ft high peak outside Scotland.[3] It is thus one of the 13 Irish Munros.[2]

The Bones is also known as Carrauntoohil Tooth and Knockoughter. The grid reference is V800846.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Bones at mountainviews.ie. Accessed on 3 Feb 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Irish Munros at peakery.com. Accessed on 5 Feb 2013.
  3. ^ Mountains - Key Facts. The Munros, Corbetts, Grahams, Donalds & Furths at www.smc.org.uk. Accessed on 5 Feb 2013.