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Knocknagantee Mountain Cnoc na gCainte A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na gCainte [TH], 'hill of the conversations') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 676m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V66798 72994 This summit has been logged as climbed by 93 members. Recently by: IainT, jacek22m, tommccarthy, jimgraham, millsd1, liz50, Geo, melohara, peter1, t.jay, mickeysla, jlk, newpark-cc, oldsoldier, Onzy
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Longitude: -9.935671, Latitude: 51.893725 , Easting: 66798, Northing: 72994 Prominence: 101m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 466777 573056,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckng, 10 char: Knckngnt
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

The track to the summit makes Knocknagantee one of the more easily accessible peaks on the long, remote ridge between Ballaghbeama and Coomakista.   Knocknagantee is the 152nd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Eagle's Lough under Knocknagantee
 
Hill of the Conversations
Short Summary created by Onzy,  24 Feb 2015
Knocknagantee is a high perch which looks out over Sneem to the Beara Peninsula and the Caha Mountains. The hill is particularly impressive to the east, where it looms over the peaceful Eagle's Lough.

The hill is most usually approached from the south; the typical starting points is from a farm at Gloragh, V669712 A, use can be made of a farm road leading to the west of the summit and to an altitude of around 500m, from where the summit is a steep but short climb. Around an hour and a half should see you to the top.

For a longer walk, Knocknagantee links easily with a number of other hills; a circuit of the plateau east of Coomavoher is the most obvious. Beginning from Gloragh or from opposite some farm buildings at V675706 B, Knocknagantee can be combined with Coomnacronia, Corruma Mountain and Knockmoyle in a 5-hour circuit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/4907/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knocknagantee from the SW
simon3 on Knocknagantee, 2005
by simon3  12 Sep 2005
Knocknagantee can be reached as part of a circuit of Coomavoher or as described by csd. The end of a track is shown to the left of a white post in the foreground of the picture which was taken from SW of the summit. This track can be reached from roads to the east.

Knocknagantee sticks out like the prow of a ship heading south. An impressive southern marker of the flat boggy plateau to the north of it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/1940/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knocknagantee
 
eric on Knocknagantee, 2005
by eric  19 Dec 2005
Knocknagantee - East Ridge (On the right) with Kenmare Bay and Beara Peninsula beyond. This photograph was taken north of Lough Coomanassig (O.S. Map 78: V675737 C) which is at the base of the East Ridge. Lough Coomanassig feeds via a spectacular waterfall into the larger Eagle's Lake located at the base of the south-east facing side of Knocknagantee. The summit of Knocknagantee is about 650 metres southwest from the top of the ridge. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/2088/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lough Coomanassig spilling into Eagles Lough
peterkerry on Knocknagantee, 2009
by peterkerry  3 Jun 2009
Great walking in the area with the great weather last weekend! We started up the road/track from the farmyard in Gloragh then cut off east to the base of Eagles Lough, up the LHS of the waterfall & kept left of Lough Coomanassig heading straight out the back of the coom before swinging west then south-west to the flatish summit marked by a stone pyramid (man made!). Descended via the farmers road which isn't far WNW from the summit.

PS - mountain known locally as Coomanassig or Coomassig in case you're looking for directions from Sneem. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/3802/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Dramatic eastern cliffs over Eagles Lough.
 
Bedposts of the boggy bower.
by simon3  26 Apr 2011
Knocknagantee and Coomnacronia are two of the bedposts of the sagging mattress which is the upland bounded by them, Knockmoyle and Coomura to the north. A wild, remote spot made more difficult by a number of barbed wire fences.
One place to get a fine view of the cliffs of Knocknagantee is from the steep ground SW of Coomnacronia which is about 1km to the east, over Eagles Lough. Unusually the bigger cliffs of Knocknagantee, some 350m high, face east or south-east which you can see extending right from the top in the picture.
On the extreme right of the photo, Lough Coomanassig is just visible, though it is better seen in peterkerry's exciting picture. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/6312/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
csd on Knocknagantee, 2003
by csd  20 May 2003
Access to Knocknagantee is slightly tricky - follow the instructions in "Best Walks" to the letter and you will eventually end up at the farm near 669 712. If your car is in any way low slung, you'll need to take it very gently! The route itself is fairly straightforward, a circuit of Eagles Lough, Lough Coomanassig, and the summit of Knocknagantee itself. Keep well to the left of the waterfall on the way up to Coomanassig - the spray can make things quite slippy. Pick up the farm track on the way down off the summit (head west) - note that the track extends much further NNW than is shown on the OS map. Photo shows Knocknagantee from the eastern shore of Eagle's Lough. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/504/
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