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Knockbrack Mountain Cnoc Breac A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Breac [PDT], 'speckled hill') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 610m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95396 77944 This summit has been logged as climbed by 75 members. Recently by: eflanaga, IainT, hivisibility, eryri, melohara, PeakPaul, Colin Murphy, crankechick, pcnovice, muddyboots, johnstna, Onzy, simoburn, chalky, omurchu
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Longitude: -9.52193, Latitude: 51.944294 , Easting: 95396, Northing: 77944 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 495368 578004,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckbr, 10 char: Knockbrack
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The top is rather indistinct and difficult to find, which is characteristic of a a number of peaks on the plateau SW of Mangerton.   Knockbrack is the 266th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/255/
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Broad, rocky summit with fine views .. by group   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Climbed Knockbrack and Dromderalough on 13/11/05 .. by ibradley   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Some mountains, like Errigal, are great because o .. by Grumbler#1   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Climbed Knockbrack on the 08/03/2009, from a diff .. by Conor74   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Nondescript Summit with Expansive Views in Wild C .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Conor74 on Knockbrack, 2009
by Conor74  1 May 2009
As an interesting detour, and for a fun scramble down a steep incline, if one walks from Knockbrack east south east towards Knockanganuish, staying to the south of the valley through which the river from Lough Nambrackdarrig runs (is this the Ullauns River? Think it's noted as such in McGonigle's Guide to the Killarney outback) there is a ridge which leads to an area containing forestry. When you find the forestry at V935773 F turn south and follow its north east boundary. After about 10 minutes walk (maybe 25 mins from Knockrower summit) you will find a stream beside an area of forestry that looks like it was burned in recent years. Stay as close to that stream as possible, even though the going can be sticky and boggy - it becomes a spectacular waterfall dropping about 100m through the forestry, and great fun can be had scrambling down beside it. Rocks in it are very slippy though, so take care or you'll end up on your seat. At the bottom, there is a path which takes you back to a track at at V925770 G, and eventually back to a tarred road near the Old Killarney Road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/255/comment/3741/
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