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Knockavoe - a welcome addition

An alternative access route to minimise the forest bashing required

A distinctive trig piered top emerging from the forestry

An unremarkable top

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A lake, a summit and a holy well.

A magnificent stone circle but unmarked on the OSI maps

Knockavoe: Short walk to the trig pillar

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Macklaun Mountain Mothallán A name in Irish
Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 607m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V66000 83683 This summit has been logged as climbed by 61 members. Recently by: jimgraham, oldsoldier, crankechick, shaunkelly, Onzy, simoburn, frankmc04, GSheehy, kitchen, chalky, ciarraioch, Rob_Lee, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, suiladoir
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Longitude: -9.951463, Latitude: 51.98954 , Easting: 66000, Northing: 83683 Prominence: 52m,   Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 465976 583742,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mckln, 10 char: Macklaun
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

The summit of Macklaun is rather flat, but it offers good views of the peaks on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe as well Seefin, Caragh Lake and the western Reeks.   Macklaun is the 271st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Macklaun in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Lough Cooomnagrossaun from just north of Macklaun.
simon3 on Macklaun, 2005
by simon3  5 Aug 2005
It is possible to park around V 636 851 A. This is one place that you can park if you are intending to do the entire Glenbeigh Horseshoe, going right around to the north western edge at Drung Hill. From there you can walk back on roads and tracks to the parking place. If you had two cars or had other intentions, then there would obviously be other options such as starting from Creeveen (V670 849 B - but I haven't actually tried this)

According to Seán Ó Súillebháin [Walk Guide: Southwest of Ireland] it is possible to walk directly up Knocknaman, the spur behind Lake Coomnagrossaun in the picture. However for getting up Macklawn I would recommend heading for the col north of Macklawn, towards Beenreagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/259/comment/1858/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Macklaun in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Looking North towards Beenreagh and Seefin.
simon3 on Macklaun, 2005
by simon3  5 Aug 2005
The summit of Macklawn (Macklaun on the OS Map) is not particularly exciting. There's a smallish cairn on a rounded top. However it is a good viewing point. If you are visiting it as the start of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe, then you can see the finish on Drung Hill, though there's only hints of the walk beyond Meenteog. There's also a good view of Colly.

Central beyond the immediate green summit area in the picture is the ridge leading away. Left of centre on the skyline is Seefin (493m) with Lough Caragh to its right. Left of the picture on the skyline is the bumpy low (270m) group of hills that you will encounter if you go south west from Glenbeigh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/259/comment/1859/
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