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Kells Mountain Mountain Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 633m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V52806 85826 This summit has been logged as climbed by 69 members. Recently by: IainT, CaptainVertigo, peter1, PeakPaul, JohnAshton, liz50, melohara, fingalscave, oldsoldier, David-Guenot, shaunkelly, comsean, simoburn, frankmc04, Barty1958
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Longitude: -10.14427, Latitude: 52.005449 , Easting: 52806, Northing: 85826 Prominence: 138m,   Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 452788 585885,   GPS IDs, 6 char: KlsMnt, 10 char: KlsMntn
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Kells Mountain is the NE spur of Knocknadobar. Kells (Ir. Na Cealla) is a coastal townland at the NE end of Knocknadobar. It has a shop, post office and pier.   Kells Mountain is the second highest mountain in the Iveragh NW area and the 230th highest in Ireland. Kells Mountain is the second most northerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Iveragh NW area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kells Mountain in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn
Steep ascent from north.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  17 Feb 2014
Park at V528 872 A (Point A). Proceed up through a steep field alongside a stream for 100m, crossing a fence where you'll see a narrow rocky track. Turn left along track for a few hundred metres before ascending directly south via a steep heather-covered spur. The slope becomes less steep at about 400m altitude and the heather is replaced by short grass, which makes the going considerably easier. There are great views over Roads Lough and along the precipitous valley sides to the left. At point V533 862 B (Point B) you will emerge into a broad, almost flat area between Kells Mountain and the East top. Turn right and ascend the gently sloping NE spur of the mountain for about 500m. The summit is marked by a cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/224/comment/4984/
A northerly approach from the townland of Roads
by liz50  16 Feb 2016
Leave the N72 Ring of Kerry road between Kilorglin and Cahersiveen and head towards Kells Bay. Pass the sign for the beach and where the road forks take the higher road. There is parking for 3-4 cars in a layby at V53025 87288 C.
Walk back along the road for approx 300m where you will see a stile at V53349 87382 D. Follow an indistinct path to a fence corner marked by a 'yellow man' post. Follow the obvious track which makes it way steadily uphill to the col overlooking Glendalough lakes at V52009 85016 E. Head in a North easterly direction for a kilometre to reach Kells mountain with Kells mountain East top a further 500m away Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/224/comment/18439/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kells Mountain in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Knocknadober and Glendalough Lakes from the Summit of Kells Mountain
osullivanm on Kells Mountain, 2005
by osullivanm  14 Aug 2005
Kells Mountain forms part of the Knocknadober ridge. It can be approached via a steep descent from Knocknadober Mountain followed by an ascent of c. 130 M to the top and gives a great perspective on the steep cliffs of Knocknadober plunging to the Glendalough Lakes below. It could be climbed as a single summit ascending and descending via the Glendalough lakes valley or as part of a longer "Knocknadober " circuit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/224/comment/1887/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kells Mountain in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: View of Kells Mountain from the NW.
Backlit by the rising sun.
by simon3  11 Sep 2012
This is an early morning view of Kells Mountain from a position at sea SW of Ventry. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/224/comment/14806/
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