Mullach & Macgillycuddy's Reeks from Moll's Gap, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

Mullach & Macgillycuddy's Reeks from Moll's Gap, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Éire

The Irish for Macgillycuddy's Reeks is Na Cruacha Dubha (pronounced "crooka duva"). This I translate as the "Black Stacks" and there is many a day when it is not hard to see how they got that name. You will find Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain, among their number though other brooding mountain tops lie covered in low cloud in the photo. There are seven mountains of over 3000 feet (or 914.4 metres above sea level) in height and the Reeks contain four of these. The others are Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Galtymore in the Galtee Mountains in South Tipperary and Lugnaquilla in the Wicklow Mountains.

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