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Maximum height for area: 792 metres Summits in area: 15
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Knocknafallia Mountain Waterford County
Cnoc na Faille A name in Irish (Language)
(Ir. Cnoc na Faille [LL], (?)'hill of the cliff')
Height: 668 metres OS 1/50k Mapsheet: 74 for top
Grid Ref: S09009 07612 Latitude: 52.220680 Longitude: -7.868916
ITM: 608956 607666 Prominence: 153m   Isolation: 1.1km
Rating graphic. ‘Faill’ can be a cliff, but the map indicates no cliff nearby. It can also mean ‘negligence, omission.'
Knocknafallia is the third highest mountain in the Knockmealdown Mountains area and the 158th highest in Ireland. Our data has reached 82% of the goal for this summit. (Details)
   

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland
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Oh summit where art thou?
Short Summary created by jackill  29 Dec 2011 Park on the roadside at S112 083 (Point A) (Point A) on the Mellary to Newcastle road just after you cross the border to Tipperary and an abandoned farmhouse. There is room here for 5-6 cars.
You will notice there are two tracks running side by side uphill , take the right hand one and follow it uphill and west.
After 0.75 kms follow this track left and around the side of Knockmeal for about 1km.
The track turns left again and slightly downhill to the col with Knocknafallia. You will see a rough heather covered low bank, which I recommend walking to the east side of, skirting Knocknafallia and heading gently uphill towards Knocknagnauv. Follow this bank and though it disappears into the bog on some small sections eventually it becomes quite clear and the stonework appears.After you cross a very boggy,moss covered stream bed the heather will start to thin and you will notice a rough track heading uphill and south west. Follow this for a short distance until it levels out.
Turn southeast then and ascend to the long plateau of Knocknafallia .
Point A: S112 083 (turn area map On)

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland
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by simon3  26 Mar 2003 Knocknafallia has a broad ridge around 500m in length stretching East-West along the top. This fine ruin of a cairn is on the East end of the ridge. It is somewhat hard to say exactly where the summit actually is. The picture shows the cairn and a smaller cairn in the distance. By my reckoning the summit is around 20m South of this smaller cairn. The mountain in the distance is Knockmealdown (794m) with a ridge extending to the right (North) towards Knockmoylan.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland
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by simon3  26 Mar 2003 Knocknafallia was the site for a proposed wind farm subject to considerable controversy and ultimate rejection in 1999. The view shows Crohan West (left of picture) and the ridge from it extending to Knockmeal (560m) to the right. Between Knocknafallia and Knockmeal you can see some fairly obtrusive roads associated with the forestry to the right, marked as Meoul on the map.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland
Picture: View over to Knockmealdown and Knockmoylan, from the western cairn. Expand pics.
by csd  29 Nov 2006 Coming from Knockmeal, the col between the two mountains takes you down to about 500 metres, so it's a 166 m slog at 45 degrees or worse the rest of the way up to Knocknafallia. I would have to agree with the others regarding the uncertainty of where the true summit of Knocknafallia actually is. The summit location recorded by MV is stout-looking cairn, close to (or at) the spot height marked on the OS map. To my eyes, the ruined cairn (see Simon's pic) looked higher, but I wasn't about to take on a 1 km trek there and back along the boggy summit just to find out!
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland
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by mneary34  11 Aug 2005 Knocknafallia is a mountain without any definite summit. There is a cairn marked on OS Discovery Series 74 but this is quite clearly not the high point. The attached photo shows the gradient to be tackled between Knockmeal and Knocknafallia. The photo was taken from the northern approach to Knockmeal. See Knocknagnauv for a continuation of the traverse.
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by sinbadw  4 May 2008 From Knocknagauv we made our way to Knocknafallia, encountering a couple of March hares in the process. A grand hill to stride on, but we were feeling our lack of practice at this stage of the walk.
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