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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)
The Pilgrim Path .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
Knocknadober, nestling on the very west of the Iv .. by osullivanm   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknadobar in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
conorobyrne on Knocknadobar, 2004
by conorobyrne  2 Jun 2004
This is my favourite walk in Ireland (I have done it several times, mostly in summer).
On a fine day the views from the summit are second to none. To the NW you can see
the Blasket Islands. To the SW you look across over Caherciveen and Valentia Island
to the Skelligs. To the E you can see the Carrantuohill range. Also fantastic views
of the coastline of the Iveragh peninsula itself (see picture below, taken from the north top).

The walk itself is not too taxing - it can easily be done in less than 4 hours. There
is a track going up the SW ridge which follows stations of the cross all the way to the summit
(this sounds awful but it doesn't spoil the walk too much). If you are feeling like a bit more
walking you can walk to the next summit to the east, Kells mountain (I haven't done this but
my guess is that it would add about 2 hours onto your walk). If not then follow the
ridge around to the north and then decend the NW ridge. The NW ridge doesn't have a
marked track on it so the decent is through some rough heather but it is not difficult.

This ridge brings you down to the pier at Coonana harbour. If the tide is in this is
fantastic place for a swim to round the day off!

Note: Be careful to stick to the path on the SW ridge - we had an unpleasant encounter with a
South Kerry farmer (not generally known for their love of hillwalkers!) on one occasion
when we tried crossing a field to access this ridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/123/comment/982/
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Like Groagh Patrick, this is a pilgrimage mountai .. by tiktiktik3   (Show all for Knocknadobar)
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