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Knockbrinnea (E) Mountain Cnoc Broinne (Thoir) A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Broinne [TH], 'hill of the breast') Kerry County In Vandeleur-Lynam List

Height: 847m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V81020 85739 This summit has been logged as climbed by 157 members. Recently by: Fergalh, hivisibility, thomas_g, simoburn, shaunkelly, douginireland, suiladoir, Rob_Lee, pavelbodi, trips_121, oldsoldier, gallybander, dusted, Bridie-Hills, wwwalker
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Longitude: -9.733494, Latitude: 52.011421 Prominence: 22m,   Isolation: 0.3km
ITM: 481003 585797,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KnckbE, 10 char: KnckbrnE

Knockbrinnea is a shoulder of Beenkeragh overlooking the Hag's Glen.   Knockbrinnea (E) is the 22nd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrinnea (E) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: View NNE with Killarney to the NE.
 
Smaller Twin
Short Summary created by march-fixer  29 Aug 2013 A rocky twin top with Knockbrinnea (W), this nice vantage point provides fantastic views north and north east over a wide agricultural hinterland. It is an also excellent vantage point for views into the Hag's Glen. It is easily reached along a sloping ridge from the handy car-park at Lisleibane V82714 87307 (Point A).
Point A: V82714 87307

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrinnea (E) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Knockbrinnea East Top with northern part of Reeks Ridge behind from Knockbrinnea West Top
by eflanaga  18 Jul 2006 From the summit of Beenkeeragh IV80125 85246 (Point B) (see for previous stage of walk) it is a short but fairly steep drop onto the wide col dividing it from the twin peaks of Knockbrinnea. Once on the flat col the ground is much easier to negotiate and if you make for the East top of Knockbrinnea first you can avoid much of the rockier walking until you approach that summit. On my way down I noticed a large number of sheep who appeared somewhat depressed looking. I was unsure what might have been the cause of their malady until I notice that each was adorned with red, white and blue paint daubed on their coats. Obviously, French supporters depressed at their misfortune in the World Cup Final just a few days previously – Zidane’s unfortunate faux pas had obviously added to the feelings of misery they so clearly exhibited as I passed them by. The walk across the col to the east top passing underneath the West top (which I would bag on the return) was a welcome respite from the rocky underfoot conditions experienced since summiting Caher West Top, but it was to be short lived as the ground again turns rocky as you meet the obvious track running below both summits. The top of Knockbrinnea IV 81020 85737 (Point C), with its small cairn is unremarkable in itself, but the views around it are excellent not least that down into the Hags Glen and across to Carrauntoohill’s Northern aspect. There were three walkers on the summit of the highest peak who enthusiastically returned my wave as I made my way from the summit to take a fairly short walk over to its sister top to the west (see for next stage of walk).
Point B: V80125 85246 Point C: V81020 85737
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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.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrinnea (E) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Knockbrinnea on the right of the Hag's Glen, with Carrauntoohil looming behind
 
by murphysw  28 Jul 2005 On our way down from Beenkeragh we went around the shoulder of Knockbrinnea (W) without summiting it (due to tiredness probably!) but we did get to its lower eastern summit to get our bearings. The views here are stunning. Your fellow hikers look like dust mites on the path down in the Hag's Glen path and you get a great panorama of the Reek's Ridge too. A great plus for this mountain is its wilderness factor. After the veritable M50 that is Carrauntoohil we didn't meet a single soul on Knockbrinnea. The downside is that its side is heavily boulder strewn and you are always careful not to wrench an ankle. We rejoined the Hag's Glen from a gully beside the Hag's Tooth.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrinnea (E) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: The Reeks in all their winter glory.
by sbender  12 Sep 2009 Looking down into the Hags glen along the Beenkeragh ridge after a fantastic climb that started at V 820 855 (Point D) keeping the Hags Teeth to the left. The snow, which started at approx 400m, was very deep at places. So it was on with the crampons an got the ice ax out. It was a very hard climb under these circumstances. Temperature on the summit was around -10 with a gale blowing, so I won't even try to guess what the wind chill added to this. On the way down I visited Stumpa an tSiamh (I think its called Coomcallee on OSi 78) which was a hard scramble to get up on and descent off again. When I arrived back in Glenbeigh, I heard there was a person gone missing that day on the other side of the ridge!!! Makes you think....and plan carefully
Point D: V820 855
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