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Knockmoyle Mountain Cnoc Maol A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Maol [PDT], 'bald or round hill') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 684m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V66514 74980
Place visited by 77 members. Recently by: hivisibility, muddyboots, Lauranna, PaulNolan, PeakPaul, IainT, tommccarthy, jimgraham, millsd1, liz50, Geo, melohara, peter1, jlk, newpark-cc
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Longitude: -9.940577, Latitude: 51.911477 , Easting: 66514, Northing: 74980 Prominence: 169m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 466492 575039,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc684, 10 char: Knockmoyle
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Overlooks the valley of Coomura.   Knockmoyle is the 136th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmoyle in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockmoyle from lower slopes of Coomura Mountain
 
Highpoint of the plateau east of Coomavoher
Short Summary created by Onzy,  25 Feb 2015
The highpoint of the western end of the Dunkerrons, situated to the north west of the vast plain overlooking Coomavoher. Knockmoyle also overlooks Coomura to the north east. It is an uninspiring top, but with staggering views over this desolate part of Iveragh.

Knockmoyle is a peak unlikely to be climbed by itself, but to be combined with other peaks in a circuit from either the west or the south.

From the west, starting around V631739 A, a circuit of Coomavoher itself, taking in Knockmoyle and Knocknagantee, as well as any, or all of, Cnoc Breasail, Coomura Mountain and Coomnacronia, is possible. This is a long walk, and to take in all the tops would take in the order of 8 hours.

From the south, parking places at either V669712 B or V675706 C allow a circuit of Eagles Lough taking in Knocknagantee and Coomnacronia and easily extended to take in both Knockmoyle and Coomura Mountain. Around 5 hours should be allowed. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/131/comment/4891/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmoyle in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lakes at the head of Coomavoher under Knockmoyle
simon3 on Knockmoyle, 2005
by simon3  20 Dec 2005
Come SW over the Ballaghisheen Pass and you can see Knockmoyle very clearly (well, assuming you can see anything of course). Knockmoyle is just the NW corner of a high plateau, which it shares with Coomura Mtn and Knocknagantee. After I visited the place on a day with the cloud down I really wasn't surprised to read later in Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork and Kerry] that "A little further north I did my most desolate walk one winter: that was the circuit of Coomavoher." Later he says of Knockmoyle "This is quite a respectable looking peak from the north, but it is a featureless bog from the south: no place to be in mist." I would completely agree though on a modern note I would also mention that there is a particularly unpleasant variety of high barbed wire fence there also.

The Coomavoher valley rises West to East just to the south of Knockmoyle having no less than 5 lakes. (There's a sixth pond in line with the others and even higher which arguably should be included.). The picture was taken from the southern side of Coomavoher near pt 553 on the 1:50k. The two lakes are numbers 3 and 4 in height order. Actually number 5 is visible high on the extreme right - it was much clearer in the original picture. I couldn't see the "slender thread of waterfall which issues from it" as extolled by David Herman [Hillwalkers Kerry] which was a pity. The summit on the skyline is Knockmoyle and the ridge to the right leads to Knocknagantee. What remote lakes, what a fantastic wild valley! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/131/comment/1925/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmoyle in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockmoyle
 
eric on Knockmoyle, 2005
by eric  20 Dec 2005
Knockmoyle (centre) showing the high plateau which it shares with Coomura Mtn (right). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/131/comment/2110/
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