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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
Place visited by 125 members. Recently by: ilenia, ckilm, TommyV, lw24, javono, Wilderness, Martinpeak, roscorrocket, tommccarthy, bryanmccabe, t.jay, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, jasonmc
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Longitude: -8.125249, Latitude: 52.384313 , Easting: 191521, Northing: 125818 Prominence: 78m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 591473 625870,   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 place in Ireland.

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A real eye-opener for appreciating the Galty Moun .. by group   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
 
A great vantage point .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
 
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simon3 on Knockastakeen, 2003
by simon3  22 Jun 2003
From the summit there is a clear view of Lough Muskry. This nestles under Greenane.
HC Hart [Climbing in the British Isles 1895] was much impressed by Lough Muskry, waxing lyrical and valedictory “.. Still grander, however, are the cliffs above Lough Muskry. These tower to a height of about 1,200 ft in great terraces and vegetated walls above the north and north-east ends of the lake. .. Should the climber get pounded here (as not seldom happens) let him beware of undue haste. A mouthful of food here has a wonderful effect in steadying the nerves.” Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/307/comment/560/
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On the way up Knockastakeen from its SE side I go .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
 
A must on any walk out to Lough Muskry .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
 
On 23/10/04 we traversed from Cush to Knockastake .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
 
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