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Knockmulanane Mountain Cnoc Mhaoilionáin A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Mhaoilionáin [OSI], 'Mulfinan's hill' [OSNB]) Kerry County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 593m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q56812 04878 This summit has been logged as climbed by 72 members. Recently by: IainT, PeakPaul, Martinpeak, Wilderness, nioclas, melohara, fingalscave, chalky, noelvontrap, thomas_g, David-Guenot, dodser, Colin Murphy, shaunkelly, frankmc04
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Longitude: -10.093972, Latitude: 52.177599 , Easting: 56812, Northing: 104878 Prominence: 48m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 456793 604932,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc593, 10 char: Knckmlnn
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

The legend is told of Loch an Scáil, the mountain lake. The word scál… has associations with Lugh, but in this legend it is the name of a woman who lived near the lake. Scál Ní Mhurnáin she was called. A giant was about to carry her off and she sent word to Cúchulainn to defend her. Cúchulainn stood on top of the mountain to the east of the lake [Dromavally Mountain]. The giant was on the summit of the opposite western mountain [Knockmulanane]. They exchanged challenges in verse-form and then began their battle which consisted of throwing rocks at each other across the valley. It lasted for a week, at the end of which Cúchulainn was hit and moaned with pain. When Scál heard the moaning she thought her defender was killed and she leaped into the lake and was drowned (Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' , pp. 208-09).   Knockmulanane is the 309th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmulanane in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: From the summit of Cnoc na Bánóige
 
A view in a million
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill,  2 Mar 2015
Park in the large car park at the Connor pass.
Cross the main road and head due east uphill following a distinct track for 200 meters, leave this track as it swings sharply south and continue uphill and east, skirting cliffs to your left side.
You will come to a small semicircle of stones at about 620 mtrs elevation , pick up a low stone wall and follow it to the unmarked summit of Slieveanea about 400 meters to the east.
From Slieveanea head south from the summit crossing rough bog for a little while before an easy ascent across a stoney surface to an Cnapan Mor , then descend to the Windy Gap and follow with a grassy sharp ascent to the summit of Cnoc na Bánóige and a long easy ridge to Knocmulananes summit cairn.
An alternative is to park at the car park beside Lough Anscaul and ascend directly up the steep eastern slope. This becomes tricky around 400m elevation when you must ascend through a narrow gully which involves some climbing - and a warning - this can be a little dangerous in wet conditions. After that continue directly west for about 500m to reach the summit which is marked by a cairn. From car to cairn took 1 hour 20 mins. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/288/comment/5048/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmulanane in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: Central Dingle from Knockmulanane
jackill on Knockmulanane, 2005
by jackill  29 Jun 2005
What a day! the old legs were certainly tested at times.I started at the Connor Pass and struck up the side of Slievanea following the track initially until it turns to the right. There are two tracks one marked by a line of intermittent white stones and one that follows the line of a sheep fence .At the top of the Mullaghanablagher cliffs is a small stone semicircle and from here its a short 450 mtrs to the grassy summit of Slievanea.For a touch of vertigo look down at Loch Doon from Slievanea's summit. From here I followed the cliffs around to Coumanare and a summit that is marked by a small pile of stones, look out over the valley of the Coumanare lakes from here and , as they say, wonder at the beauty of it all.
I turned around and headed back down towards the source of the river that drops away into Loch Iarthair, then over to the "pyramid" shaped summit of Croaghskearda and up the broad shoulder of Gowlane Beg to its stoney summit. Next it was on to the Windy Gap(yes it's windy) and a steep 130 mtrs climb to point 609 mtrs before reaching Banoge North. From Banoge North it's a two kilometer walk along a broad col to the summit of Knockmulanane.
I descended at Knockmulanane to the valley (very steep - be careful) and had my lunch at Loch Thuairin Mharta.I walked back along the valley to the Coumanare lakes along a stoney track that doesn't seem to have had much use of late. I climbed the north side of Gowlane Beg and struck back across the bog to meet the track, at Q495 052 A, that leads back to the Connor Pass.The photo was taken on Knockmulanane looking back along my route, behind(extreme right) you can see Gearhane Brandon Peak and Mount Brandon. 22 kms and 7.5 hours Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/288/comment/1715/
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GregFM on Knockmulanane, 2007
by GregFM  28 May 2007
Climbed this mountain yesterday with a view to walking the ridge line back towards the Connair Pass. Started at the car park at Lough Annascaul but walked back along the road to avoid the cliffs above the car park. The ascent to the skyline was tough going to begin but got easier the higher I got up. However when I reached the ridge which is quite narrow and very steep with only grass I was hit by NW gales gusting 45 knots. As this was a solo trip the after doing the Brandon ridge I decided to descend and wait for a less windy day. The view are stunning though, across to the reeks and all of the mountains on the Iveragh penninsula. I could even see the Skelligs. I'll definitely be back to finish what I started. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/288/comment/2714/
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evanewan on Knockmulanane, 2007
by evanewan  12 Feb 2007
Parked the car at a small parking area beside Lough Annascaul Q582052 B. Acended directly up a steep gulley immediately from parking point on a bearing directly for Cnoc Mhaoilionáin Q568049 C. Gulley is steep, (ascending over 400 metres in less than 1 Km), but underfoot is mostly solid, though it gets a bit trickier in very wet conditions. From the top of the gulley continue on the same bearing with a further stiff climb to the summit. with good visibility there are excellent views of the Annascaul gorge, Beenoskee, Stradbally, Dromavalley, and over to Annascaul village and the coast. From here take a bearing heading westerly to 563 @ Q560049 D taking account of the cliffs to your right hand side. Continue on a westerly bearing to Cnoc an Bhánóg 641 @ Q548048 E. You gradually descend into a col at about 500m and rise again to the summit. The views here open out even more to include Brandon bay and the majestic brandon range. You are positioned just east of the Windy Gap at this point and it is well named, so it may not be the best place to stop for tucker. You could at this point if time/transport permits push on westward to An Cnapán Mór and the Conor Pass, but we dropped off at this point to complete a loop circuit onto a bearing for 445 @ Q552061 F. This route decsends quite comfortably, but becomes very boggy. From 445 take a bearing on 383 @ Q563066 G. This section is very boggy and in wet weather may involve crossing several gushing streams. Great fun though ! From this point take a bearing North East until you pick up the way marked track. Follow this track until it becomes a narrow road and then all the way back to the cars at the lake. The views on the way back are excellent with waterfalls and gushing mountain streams everywhere, (assuming recent rain of course). There are bridges along the way, so there is no need to ford the river. All told a very satisfying walk, steep ascent, good views, good variety ,a gentle slope home, and of course good company helps! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/288/comment/2617/
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three5four0 on Knockmulanane, 2009
by three5four0  1 Oct 2009
We Parked at 582051 H in the small car park by Lough Annascaul, there is a notice with a map, which has the route up Knockmulanane marked on it by the local walking club, which meets in Hanafins Pub in Annascaul (good place out for a pint & to find out info on the local hills). Study it closely as there is some steep ground to negotiate, suffice to say you level the track around 576057 I by a small hut with a sign on it, and arc uphill by a minor re-entrant to the north of the 2 streams (& steep ground) marked on the map. You should end up at 569053 J, at an ill defined ridge leading steeply up hill, arriving just east of the summit.

From the summit we continued west over pt563 and descended into a high col before climbing up to Cnoc na Banogie.
(see Cnoc na Banogie for continuation) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/288/comment/4164/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmulanane in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: The beautiful Lough Anscaul
 
Steep ascent from the east.
by Colin Murphy  2 Mar 2015
Picture shows a view from the base of the gully on the mountain's steep eastern slope, with the car park beside Lough Anscaul clearly visible. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/288/comment/17866/
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