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Knocknagullion Hill Cnoc na gCuileann A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Carn List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 413m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V76200 69600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 4 members. Recently by: chalky, ahendroff, three5four0, Conor74
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Longitude: -9.797953, Latitude: 51.865404 , Easting: 76200, Northing: 69600 Prominence: 245m,   Isolation: 2.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 476177 569662,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc413, 10 char: Knckngln
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Knocknagullion is the 877th highest summit in Ireland.

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Top one nice one get sorted…
by Conor74  26 Aug 2011
From Killarney, take signposts to Kenmare (the Ring of Kerry route) and at Moll’s Gap take the signposts for Sneem. Keep on the main road, passing Boughil, Cnoc na gCapall, Bascadh and Knocklomena on your right, through one set of crossroads about 6 or 7 miles from Moll’s Gap (you will see the sign for the Blackwater Tavern, of which more below), passsed another turn off to the right that leads to Ballaghbeama. Knocknagullion is the mountain in front and to the left. Drive past it, there are a few places you can park on the opposite side of the road, and a large area for parking just as one goes over its shoulder and is looking down towards the Tahilla/Sneem area. As you pass, keep an eye out for the very distinct fence that runs up its north flank. You will be following this up. Park car and walk back a few hundred metres beyond a small forestry to anywhere around V75180 70730 A, and leave road. You may have to skirt a small hillock or two but the fence you passed earlier should become obvious pretty quickly. After that it’s a very straightforward but pretty joyless slog across a bog for 40 or 50 mins following the fence, might be a bit wet in places. There are two distinct summits, go over spot height 405 and across another boggy area (watch out, there is bog burst that can be a bit sticky) to a trig point at 411.

Great views down across Kenmare Bay and towards Sneem on one side and Blackwater/Templenoe on the other, which latter is the parish that wraps around the mountain to the north and goes right up to Ballaghbeama. Sneem was the home of Steve Crusher Casey, former world heavyweight wrestling champion, William Melville, the first head of MI5 and one of a few who stand accused of being the inspiration behind James Bond, and former President Cearbhall O’Dalaigh. Blackwater/Templenoe has the footballing Spillane Brothers, the last Irish Wimbledon winner (check out my review on Mullaghanattin), and of course Big Bertha, the oldest cow in the world and the one who fired out (is that the veterinary term?) the most calves. Now deceased, she lived on a farm to your north, under Mullaghanattin, and her death was one hell of a do in the Blackwater Tavern. The hill on the sea side is Doon, and I had spent a memorable night on its slopes years ago at, of all things, a rave – come on, the topic title was surely a giveaway for any others here born in 1974 or thereabouts!

The real treat is to your north, though the trek isn’t the greatest the view of the full length of the Dunkerrons makes it worthwhile. You can clearly see all the giants of the range, and the deep cooms and valleys that scar them. The walk back down is 15/20 minutes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/769/comment/6489/
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Superb Views. Another excellent route by Conor74.
by three5four0  3 Oct 2011
Parked up at V 748 703 B and walked back to the start of Conor74 route. Followed a fence tightly round a ring contour, then over pt223. A fence runs directly up hill, with a shallow re entrant on its right (west side). I stayed mainly on the left hand side of the fence, perhaps crossing once to avoid some greasy rock. After you reach the first top, its a short walk out to the real summit and the Trig Point, with the only inconvenient thing being that it is a 2 map hill.

Conor74 is spot on about the view, it is indeed a good one. Even though it was blown a hoolie on my visit, I did linger a while to take the view in proper.

From the summit, you can see a forestry track going very close to the East side of the col between pt 272 and pt308 (Doon). And from the map it looks possible to get onto the Kerry way and Black Water Bridge. So, a traverse of the hill maybe possible, and more importantly, the chance of finishing your day with a pint in your hand at the Blackwater Tavern! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/769/comment/6558/
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