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Knockbrinnea (W) Mountain Cnoc Broinne (Thiar) A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Broinne [TH], 'hill of the breast') Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 854m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V80778 85818 This summit has been logged as climbed by 209 members. Recently by: marchiggins, IainT, jacek22m, patphelan, Martinpeak, johnballinger, Ulsterpooka, tommccarthy, conormcbandon, Farley58, Wilderness, PeteBog, PeakPaul, DenisMc, Lucky1
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Longitude: -9.737147, Latitude: 52.012086 , Easting: 80778, Northing: 85818 Prominence: 29m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 480754 585877,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KnckbW, 10 char: KnckbrnW
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

Knockbrinnea is a shoulder of Beenkeragh overlooking the Hag's Glen.   Knockbrinnea (W) is the 16th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrinnea (W) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Summit cairn
 
Larger Twin
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, march-fixer,  25 May 2015
This top is the larger of the two Knockbrinnea peaks. There are excellent views N to Castlemaine, NE to Killarney and SE into the Hag's Glen. It is best approached from the car-park at Lisleibane V82714 87304 A via Knockbrinnea (E).

An alternative starting point is Cronin's Carpark at V83600 87300 B B. Proceed along the track into the Hag's Glen until the bridge crosses the river at V826 864 C C. From here proceed directly up the slope to the west. Terrain is mostly grass at first and firm underfoot and initially slope is reasonably gentle, but becomes very steep after about 400M altitude and remains so pretty much to the summit, which is a large rocky area topped by a cairn. 1 hour 20 minuted from car to summit

The two tops are about 400m apart with a height difference of only 7m, with Knockbrinnea (W) being the higher. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/16/comment/4776/
 
Dan on Knockbrinnea (W), 2004
by Dan  1 Sep 2004
Climbed Knockbrinnea east and west as part of a day long hike taking in Beenkeragh, Carrauntoohil and Caher. Left our campsite beside Lough Callee and started the climb from near the outlet of Lough Gouragh. Its quite a steep and long climb to the top from here. It doesn’t present any major obstacles, its just a bit of an endurance test really, being a long and steady climb. The view back toward Stoompenaduff and Carrauntoohil is great though and on the other side a great view out toward Dingle Bay. Once you’ve reached this summit most of the hard work climbing Beenkeragh has already been done. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/16/comment/1158/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrinnea (W) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Knockbrinnea West and East from Carrauntoohils summit
jackill on Knockbrinnea (W), 2005
by jackill  20 Jul 2005
Taken from the summit of Carrauntoohil this photo shows the two Knockbrinneas which are the two highest points in the centre of the photo.On the left you can see the steep slope up to the summit of Beenakeragh from the Hags Glen and far below on the right is the track to the devils ladder from the carpark at Lios Leadhban V825 875 D. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/16/comment/1826/
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Knockbrinnea
by jlk  29 Apr 2011
Looking in one direction from the top of Knockbrinnea. The Zig-Zags or on to Devil's Ladder. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/16/comment/6324/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrinnea (W) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Knockbrinnea West Top from Knockbrinnea East Top
eflanaga on Knockbrinnea (W), 2006
by eflanaga  18 Jul 2006
From summit of its sister peak to the East IV 81020 85737 E there is a short walk over rocky ground passing the side of a small spot height (unless you can be bothered going over its top) to the West Top summit IV 80778 85815 F. Here again there are wonderful views north across the plains, ENE towards Lough Leane, Purple Mountain, Tomies Mountain and the Reeks Ridge as it wends its way around towards Carrauntoohill. The Northern aspect of Carrauntoohill is clearly seen from this point showing the sheer nature of the drop on the northern and eastern sides of the mountain into the beautiful Hags Glen. There appeared to be a large group of walkers on the top of Carrauntoohill at this time. From the top of Knockbrinnea I set my sights on the col between Beenkeeragh (climbed earlier) and Stuaic (Stumpa) Bharr na h-Abhann the next stage of the walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/16/comment/2434/
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Knockbrinnea brings out the best in you.
by jlk  29 Apr 2011
Marvellous day and mountains. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/16/comment/6323/
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