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Knocknabreeda Mountain An Cnoc Breac A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Breac [TH], 'the speckled hill') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 569m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V81500 79336 This summit has been logged as climbed by 57 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, hivisibility, tommccarthy, Martinpeak, Wilderness, eoghancarton, PeteBog, melohara, trekker, CaptainVertigo, Onzy, chalky, mountainmike, skhg, comsean
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.724384, Latitude: 51.954014 , Easting: 81500, Northing: 79336 Prominence: 74m,   Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 481477 579396,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknb, 10 char: Kncknbrd
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Knocknabreeda is the 366th highest summit in Ireland.

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View of Carrauntoohil from the summit. .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Knocknabreeda)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknabreeda in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Reeks ridge, Brassel and Purple mountain from Knocknabreeda
jackill on Knocknabreeda, 2006
by jackill  21 Nov 2006
We struck out in two cars from Kenmare early on a frosty, November morning and climbed over a sleepy Molls Gap and down into the Owenreagh valley. We left one car on the crossroads at V 83994 78630 A and drove up the valley to V 80532 77882 B where there is a layby on the right with room for two cars. On with the gear and up the tarred road to V 80608 78026 C where we stopped for a moment to take in the snow covered ridge up to Mullaghanattin before hopping the wire and starting the climb up to point 568 mtrs. After the tremendous view of Stumpa Duloigh we headed on to Knocknabreeda. It may be small in stature but what views from the summit. All around is the evidance of the unstoppable power of glaciation. Rocks of green sandstone and siltstone with lenses of conglomerate quatrz and red jasper scoured and flattened by an ice cap centered on the Kenmare area as it forced its way northwards between Purple mountain and the Reeks cutting the deep col of the Gap of Dunloe. As the Ice moved it dragged loose shattered stones across the surface of the underlying rock and embedded some of these as which can now be seen as rounded pebbles in the rocks surfaces. Larger rocks or Erratics (non native rocks) were deposited randomly about the area. As we walked several examples of red sandstone erratics were to be seen.
Geology can only say so much and I guess not everyone gets excited by old stones(pardon me).
The most striking memory of the day for me was the view in the attached photo taken on Knocknabreeda, climbing the Reeks is one thing but go on, love a little mountain! they've got so much to give. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/329/comment/2551/
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Fantastic views of Reeks , Black Valley and more .. by normanmccloskey   (Show all for Knocknabreeda)
Knocknabreeda with Lough Reagh at its base as see .. by eric   (Show all for Knocknabreeda)
If the ground is wet it can be a real slog to get .. by evanewan   (Show all for Knocknabreeda)
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