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Knockastakeen Mountain Cnoc an Stáicín A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Stáicín [OSI], 'hill of the little stack') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 583m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R91521 25818 This summit has been logged as climbed by 122 members. Recently by: lw24, javono, Wilderness, Martinpeak, roscorrocket, tommccarthy, bryanmccabe, t.jay, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, jasonmc, eamonoc, noah, daveevangibbons
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Longitude: -8.125264, Latitude: 52.384295 , Easting: 191521, Northing: 125818 Prominence: 78m,   Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 591472 625868,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc583, 10 char: Knckstkn
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Ir. stáca can be a stack of hay or corn. The name appears to refer to the hill's shape.   Knockastakeen is the 330th highest summit in Ireland.

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hillwalker59 on Knockastakeen, 2008
by hillwalker59  27 Feb 2008
feb24..08 :::Drove up from Rossadrehid Village and parked under the Water Works where there is plenty of parking. Walked tro the barrier [ it was open ] past the message board along a good track going east following the green man......the track went more south after a little while with a stream at my left hand side till i met a gate and a style which i clinbed ....i had gained quite a bit of hight and was at the start of a fine valley with mountains at both sides with lake muskerry at the far end surrounder by the galty ridge.......now i followed the track into the glen as it ran along the side of knockastakeen mountain....it was now very rough and steep under foot but with mighty views all around....after 10//12 mts the track improved and levelled off for the last two thirds with a small climb at the end up to the lake....the sitting of the lake is some thing else with a back ground of huge cliffs and hills of all sizes all around.....it took 80 mts to walk into the lake [there are 2 lakes in fact with a smaller one in behind well under the cliff ] and the trip is about 4.5k.m from the car...after a tea break by the water [ a real tranquil and lovely spot ] i turned for home but returned over knockstakeen [[583mtre] as its only a short climb up from the lake with again super views of the surroundings hills lakes and mountains from this lofty high point...[ its a lot easier to climb this hill from south to north as tis a long long slog to go the other way round as i know from another trip] these fine views stay with as you walk easly down hill for about 40 mts till i met a rough track running across the base of the hill turning left [west] and not climbing the high fence.....i followed this track till i met a very rusty gate [ so much for the eec and reps ] i turned north and and walked out the track getting back to my car....its a lovely area and realy worth a visit.....the walk took about 4hours and is 9.75 km long...you should try it Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/307/comment/2979/
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Quite a challenge when approaching it from Cush a .. by Dave Slattery   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
 
Climbed Knockastakeen on Sat 26/08/05. Surprising .. by kkuss   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
 
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