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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
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Knockshanahullion Mountain Cnoc Seanchuillinn A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Seanchuillinn [OSI], 'hill of the old holly' or 'hill of
the old steep slope')
Tipperary County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 652m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R99956 10442 This summit has been logged as climbed by 191 members. Recently by: DaveMc, Lauranna, wjnunan, IainT, eoghanm, tsheehy, Krumel, alleny, Martinpeak, brendevlin, Peter Walker, t.jay, tommccarthy, Kiwitrekker, eoghancarton
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Longitude: -8.001382, Latitude: 52.246185 , Easting: 199956, Northing: 110442 Prominence: 317m,   Isolation: 2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 599905 610495,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc652, 10 char: Knckshnhln
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Knockshanahullion is the 192nd highest summit in Ireland. Knockshanahullion is the second most northerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockshanahullion in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: As seen from Shanrahan cemetry near Clogheen
 
Standing stones and a reek of rocks
Short Summary created by jackill,  4 Jan 2012
Start at R 983 089 A where there is a decent carpark .
Cross the tarred road at the carpark and you will see a track leading east across the bog which leads you onto the main Avondhu way track,
You can also turn north on the tarred road and walk 200 meters to where the Avondhu way crosses the road.
Once on this rocky way follow it uphill for approx 2 kms until you gain a plateau at 600 mtrs elevation.
The track at this point can be followed straight ahead(north) or to the right(west).
Turn right and cross the plateau until the track starts to go downhill again at a waymarked way post.
Turn north here for the summit co-ordinates.
This gives you the easiest line of ascent to the summit.
Manmade standing stones are visible around the trig pillar with a massive stone mound behind.
This was known locally as the heap of stones, above the valley known as the Prisun.
Most of the stone is banked higher on the north side with a lower bank of stone to the south.One or two suggestions have been made regarding the heap - they were collected so that a fire could be lit to welcome some British monarch - very unlikely. Firewood is non existent up here. The other one is that they were used as signal fires, lighting fires on hilltops is well documented in relation to the druids and earlier. Remember St Patrick and the fire on the hill of Tara. There are little cells built into the stone, this heap would have provided some protection from the weather and would be manned permanently . Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/4948/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockshanahullion in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Avondhu way with Knockmealdown in background
A nice 11km loop that takes in this summit and Knocknalougha
by thomas_g  20 Jan 2012
Nice walk today, Started at carpark above Bay Lough (plenty of parking) at S031101 B, from there follow the Avondhu way west (head towards statue west of carpark to get started) as far as S016097 C, you are now leaving county Waterford and entering the Premier County. On the way to S016097 C you'll pass on old broken style at the edge of a forest at S022094 D, this is where you'll rejoin the Avondhu way from the top of Knocknalougha.
From S016097 C follow the posts to the top of Knockshanahullion S000105 E.
From the trig point at the top of Knockshanahullion, head for the top of Knocknalougha S020100 F, this isn't terribly steep, but can be very slippery, be warned, I almost ended up on my a** a few times. When heading towards Knocknalougha, if you encounter a fence running east-west, keep it on your right it will lead you almost all the way to the flat, fairly uninteresting summit, now stop and enjoy the views (30m visibility today so no views for us).
From the summit head south to S022094 D and retrace your steps to the car park.
A possible alternative that I haven't tried is: from Knocknalougha summit, head north to S017115 G where you'll meet a rough path, follow this path east then south to Bay Lough and follow the trail back to S031101 B to the car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/6657/
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simon3 on Knockshanahullion, 2003
by simon3  27 Feb 2003
Knockshanahullion is readily reached from the same place as Farbreaga, namely the road at R 983 089. Incidentally, this road at 450m is easily the highest of the passes across the Knockmealdowns. Follow the Avondhu Way until you come to Knockclugga. Cloghy means a stony place and there are certainly stones all around. This irreverent monument from the “modern megalithic” period was standing on Knockclogga in early 2003. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/350/
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jackill on Knockshanahullion, 2005
by jackill  24 Jan 2005
The Eastern Knockmealdowns viewed from Knockclugga near Knockshannahullion.
Knockaunabulloga is just left of centre , the Avondhu way coming from the Vee gap skirts along the edge of the forestry visible below.In the background you can see the Sugarloaf with the ridge to Knockmoylan and Knockmealdown. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/1437/
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simon3 on Knockshanahullion, 2003
by simon3  27 Feb 2003
The western end of the Knockmealdowns has very little walker enlarged pathways. An exception unfortunately is illustrated in this picture of the Avondhu Way as it descends the east side of Knocklugga, a spur to the south of Knockshanahullion. The picture was taken in Feb 2003. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/349/
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simon3 on Knockshanahullion, 2003
by simon3  27 Feb 2003
The summit of Knockshanahullion has both a large cairn and trig pillar. The cairn has had some serious modern rearrangement done to it such as a circular stone shelter built on it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/348/
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