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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 129th 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   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknadobar in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Composite Photo showing Car Park Signs
The Pilgrim Path
by CaptainVertigo  15 Aug 2016
I want to focus on the fact that many, if not most, of those who ascend Knocknadobar will follow The Pilgrims' Path. This path is a very manageable zig-zag which begins on a narrow road west of the mountain (at Killurly West). I suspect that local landowners will have had to suffer the inconvenience of cars parked along the narrow road over the years and perhaps this explains the existence of the car park at V48100 82962 G. I'd guess that it would take up to 15 cars. What makes this car park a bit unusual is that it appears to be a quasi commercial venture requiring payment of €3 per car. Now there is no issue about paying for parking. What is interesting is that the signposted beginning of the Pilgrims' Path route commences in a corner of the car park. The composite photo shows the two signs. I did not have the pleasure of meeting anyone when i deposited my car there before 6am, nor did I meet anyone on my return after 11am. But I happily deposited €3 in the "honesty box" under the car park sign as I took the view that I was paying for parking, not to gain access to the mountain. I am not suggesting for one moment that a person arriving at the car park on foot would be asked to pay anything at all, but if that were the case I would be upset as I would go out of my way to avoid such a payment. Meanwhile I am happy to confirm that at least one car can be parked free and gratis up the road at V4814182801 H. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/123/comment/18613/
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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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