Maolán Buí

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Maolán Buí
County Kerry
Range: MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Summit: 3,192 feet V83218382
51°59’41"N, 9°42’4"W

Maolán Buí or Bearna Rua is mountain in County Kerry, within Ireland's highest range, MacGillycuddy's Reeks. Maolán Buí reaches a height of 3,192 feet, making it the 6th highest mountain in Ireland.

Maolán Buí is in the easternmost part of the Reeks and stands between Knocknapeasta to the northeast and Cnoc an Chuillinn to the southwest.

The mountain's name is of the Irish language and means "Yellow (or golden) round knoll".


Generally Maolán Buí would be climbed as part of a long run of Knocknapeasta - Maolán Buí - Cnoc an Chuillinn, or even a traverse of the whole range. A ridge known as "the Bone" (not to be confused with "The Bones" running of Carrauntoohil) climbs Maolán Buí from the southeast, and it can be used to climb the peak alone, or to get down off the Eastern Reeks swiftly.