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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
Place visited by 200 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, reespdr, marzka, skhg, DeltaP, Dean, odonovansf, BarnaneGoat, paddyobpc, ilenia, DaveMc, Lauranna, wjnunan, IainT, eoghanm
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Longitude: -8.001397, Latitude: 52.246176 , Easting: 199956, Northing: 110442 Prominence: 317m,  Isolation: 2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 599904 610494,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc652, 10 char: Knckshnhln
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Knockshanahullion is the 194th highest place in Ireland. Knockshanahullion is the second most northerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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david bell on Knockshanahullion, 2003
by david bell  20 Sep 2003
The mountain reached via Knockaunabulloga takes about 2 hrs in wet and misty conditions. It is a good walk off the beaten path, as there is no path to mention. Plenty of standing stones to look at on the way makes this a interesting walk .Starting at the carpark at the base of Sugarloaf follow the boundary wall to the summit of Knockaunabulloga and onto to the cairn at Knockshanahullion. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/673/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockshanahullion in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockshanahullion
 
mneary34 on Knockshanahullion, 2005
by mneary34  11 Aug 2005
Knockshanahullion is a somewhat featureless summit apart from exellent views to the Galtees on a clear day. The photo shows the approach from Knockaunabulloga. See Farbreaga for the final leg of the traverse. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/1881/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockshanahullion in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The large stone mound,cairns and shelter, with the Galtees in the background
A great place to be on a sunny afternoon !!
by David-Guenot  27 Nov 2014
Climbed this mountain as the last of a five-summit trip, starting from the hairpin at approx. S043118 A, also including Sugarloaf Hill, Knockmoylan, Knockmealdown and Knockalougha. As I approached the summit I came out of the clouds I had encountered on top of Knockalougha and enjoyed the first rays of sunshine of the day. Better late than never !! Amazing views from the top, especially towards the Galtees to the NW. The mound of stones described by other members is quite impressive. The pic attached shows the circular stone shelter described by simon3. I had decided to descend the eastern slopes, and thus started a long slog to reach Bay Lough via one of the tracks that runs along the forestry N of Knockalougha. After a few minutes, the ground became very slippery, so I "escaped" through knee-high heather and fern which offered firmer -if not less difficult- terrain. The descent was quite steep in some places. Jumped over a stream flowing down along the NW slopes of Knockalougha and finally reached a faint track at approx. S012110 B which soon took me... to a steep gully littered with impenetrable 4-5m-high rhododendrons. I veered N/downhill to reach the most northerly path shown on the OS map, N of Knockalougha. Crossed the gully and its stream at approx. S017115 C. At this point, the path winds its way down and up through a "tunnel" of rhododendrons which prevent light from peering through -and thus any other kind of vegetation from growing- and actually hardly allows you to walk through without having to crawl with a torch !! Some other parts of the track that leads down to Bay Lough are also covered by these "tunnels". Unless you are equipped with a machete and/or enjoy tough terrain, I would not recommend descending this way, but retracing your steps along the ridge eastbound towards Knockalougha and down to the Vee. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/17753/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockshanahullion in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A Close Encounter of the Quad Kind
 
Tranquility Shattered
by CaptainVertigo  30 Dec 2014
I think just about everything that ought to said about routes and so forth has been said about Knockshanahullion. I was there on a beautiful sunny late December morning. Conditions were perfect because the heather was low and the soft ground had hardened in the frost. It was great to come from Farbreaga and sail along at a fine pace towards the summit. The air was clear and cold. The light intense. Hillwalking perfection - except for the noise of motor cycles and quads.
I did not know that at least one consultancy report distinguished between motor cycles and quads on the mountains. Writing in 2011, SLR Consulting (at the request of South Tipperary Tourism Company) considered the various activities enjoyed on the KMDs:

"The Knockmealdowns are an important centre for Observed Motorcycle Trials, a sport [that] is
similar to equestrian eventing. Although a minority sport in Ireland, it is very popular in Europe, and in England, Scotland, Spain and France it co-exists with other recreational users in areas of
outstandng natural beauty such as the Yorkshire Dales, Grampians, Sierra Nevada, and
Pyrenees. The Youghal Motorcycle club holds 1 International, 2 National, 4 Provincial and 1
Charity event every year. The international event attracts riders from England, Northern Ireland
and the Republic. The National event attracts riders from all over Ireland and the Provincial
event attracts riders mainly from Munster but also some from Leinster. The Charity event raised
€808 for the Hospice movement in 2010. The YMCC is a well managed and responsible organization and does not represent any unregulated, unaffiliated quad/4-wheel drive owners, and do not support their use of the mountain. The club has a strong ethos of conserving the natural environment of the Knockmealdowns, as they have been doing for the past forty years. The club aims to bring enjoyment of the mountain to the widest possible audience, within a safe, sustainable and regulated framework."

I feel a little bit sheepish to think that I was just as annoyed by the noise of motorbikes as I was by the noise of quads! At my age, one is inclined to be grumpy about everything.

Oh. Just for the record, I haven't one iota whose motorbikes were buzzing about on Knockshanahullion while I was there. Certainly not the bikes of the good folk of Youghal. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/188/comment/17778/
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