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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknadobar in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Summit trig pillar
Approach from west up Pilgrim's Path
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  17 Feb 2014
The simplest approach is to park by the side of the road at approx. V482 829 A, cross the road and take the nearby pilgrim’s path (signposted) heading NE, which is gentle at first but becomes quite steep around V 495 845 B. The path continues all the way to the summit area, which is marked by a couple of large crosses. The high point itself is a few hundred metres to the east of the main cross, marked by a trig pillar surrounded by stones. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/123/comment/4883/
Approach from the North .. by liz50   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
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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