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Knocknafallia Mountain Cnoc na Faille A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Faille [LL], (?)'hill of the cliff') Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 666.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S09418 07495 This summit has been logged as climbed by 196 members. Recently by: DaveMc, theredyin, IainT, ericjones, lw24, Martinpeak, brendevlin, William-J, eoghanm, t.jay, tommccarthy, robertodon, Kiwitrekker, eoghancarton, Jamessheerin
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.862922, Latitude: 52.219628 , Easting: 209419, Northing: 107496 Prominence: 153m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 609366 607550,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc667, 10 char: Kncknfl
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

‘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 167th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From the Mellary to Newcastle road
 
Oh summit where art thou?
Short Summary created by jackill,  29 Dec 2011
Park on the roadside at S112 083 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 . Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/158/comment/4918/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
simon3 on Knocknafallia, 2003
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/158/comment/398/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Knocknafallia, 2003
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/158/comment/397/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View over to Knockmealdown and Knockmoylan, from the western cairn.
csd on Knocknafallia, 2006
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! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/158/comment/2568/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknafallia in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
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mneary34 on Knocknafallia, 2005
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/158/comment/1874/
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sinbadw on Knocknafallia, 2008
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/158/comment/3080/
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