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Knocknadobar Mountain Cnoc na dTobar A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na dTobar [OSI], 'hill of the wells') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 690m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V50648 84516 This summit has been logged as climbed by 117 members. Recently by: Eirepur, mountainmike, IainT, jimmyoconnor, aidand, gallybander, CaptainVertigo, anekk11, ericjones, peter1, PeakPaul, JohnAshton, melohara, fingalscave, bossyboots
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Longitude: -10.175101, Latitude: 51.993108 , Easting: 50648, Northing: 84516 Prominence: 565m,   Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 450630 584575,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknd, 10 char: Knckndbr
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Knocknadobar is a hill of pilgrimage. The stations of the cross were erected by Canon Brosnan in 1855. One of the wells referred to in the name is St. Fursey's Well, located at the foot of the mountain, near the start of the pilgrimage route to the summit. It is visited for a cure for eye complaints. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 137-39) for details of the mountain pilgrimage.   Knocknadobar is the highest mountain in the Iveragh NW area and the 128th highest in Ireland.

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Approach from west up Pilgrim's Path .. by group   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
 
Approach from the North
by liz50  16 Feb 2016
Leave the N72 Ring of Kerry road between Kilorglin and Cahersiveen and head towards Kells Bay. Pass the sign for the beach and where the road forks take the higher road. There is parking for 3-4 cars in a layby at V53025 87288 C.
Walk back along the road for approx 300m where you will see a stile at V53349 87382 D. Follow an indistinct path for about 200m to a fence corner marked by a 'yellow man' post. Follow the obvious track which makes it way steadily uphill to the col overlooking Glendalough lakes at V52009 85016 E. There are fine views over to the Dingle peninsula. At the col head roughly SW steeply to reach a cairn at V51189 84719 F. The trig point is approx 600m further on with another 50m of ascent. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/123/comment/18438/
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The Pilgrim Path .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
 
Knocknadober, nestling on the very west of the Iv .. by osullivanm   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
 
This is my favourite walk in Ireland (I have done .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
 
Like Groagh Patrick, this is a pilgrimage mountai .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
 
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