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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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A view in a million .. by group   (Show all for Knockmulanane)
 
What a day! the old legs were certainly tested at .. by jackill   (Show all for Knockmulanane)
 
Climbed this mountain yesterday with a view to wa .. by GregFM   (Show all for Knockmulanane)
 
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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We Parked at 582051 H in the small car park .. by three5four0   (Show all for Knockmulanane)
 
Steep ascent from the east. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockmulanane)
 
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