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Knockrower Mountain Cnoc Ramhar A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Ramhar [PDT], 'fat hill') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 554m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V93748 78454 This summit has been logged as climbed by 38 members. Recently by: hivisibility, melohara, eoghancarton, chalky, Colin Murphy, frankmc04, johnstna, Onzy, simoburn, omurchu, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, DenisMc, suiladoir, turfymccloud
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Longitude: -9.546045, Latitude: 51.948582 , Easting: 93748, Northing: 78454 Prominence: 59m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 493721 578516,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckrw, 10 char: Knockrower
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Named Péicín on the Discovery map, but this seems an error.   Knockrower is the 410th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockrower in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Summit boulder with Lough Leane in distance, Torc Mt on Right
Good approach from the west
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  23 Apr 2015
Take road directly north from Kenmare (following Kerry Way). Note: after 1km main road swings NW, but take the fork to the right and continue for 4km until you come to a T-junction, with the Kerry Way a track directly ahead. Turn right here and continue for 1km until the road ends in a farm. You will see a sort of fork, with the left option blocked by a gate leading to a building, and the right option leading into a farmyard. Parking for a couple of cars here. (Point 925 758 A) The friendly lady of the farmhouse was happy to allow access to the substantial track to the north. From parking spot, taking the fork to the left, cross the gate and walk beyond the building where you will immediately see a well-formed track. Follow this for just over 1km where it deteriorates to a rougher track that is quite muddy in places but well defined. After another 1km, Knockrower will be obvious to the NE (assuming weather is clear.) just 1.5km away. (Point 927 780 B). Leave the track and head east across open country - the initial stages are a gentle slope but a little boggy underfoot, even after prolonged dry spell. Terrain improves at elevation of 400m where slope becomes steeper, a mixture of short grass and rocks, but easily navigable. Continue NW for another 500m to attain summit - a large rocky outcrop topped by a single large boulder, itself topped by a pile of stones marking high point. From car to summit allow 1 hour 15 minutes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/354/comment/5114/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockrower in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: View from Knockbrack
john_desmond on Knockrower, 2006
by john_desmond  26 Apr 2006
Just a photo to put Knockrower in perspective. It is a well defined peak which is just West of Mangerton. The photo shows the view looking accross from Knockbrack. In the background are the Reeks with the highest summits in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/354/comment/2304/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockrower in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Stag near the summit
Rough Wild Wet
by ciarraioch  4 Nov 2012
Took in Cnoc Ramhar on the return loop from Dromderalough and Knockbrack. We descended to the col with the 'Shaking Rock' hill and contoured to the south of the latter until we reached Paddy MacConagle's famous (rock) Spike at around V919 787 C. Some of the roughest ground I have ever traversed, especially west/downhill of the spike. Returned to the car at V916 796 D. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/354/comment/14857/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockrower in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: The stiff, with inset, blood from the fatal blow, but what was the motive???
The mystery of the dead sheep
by Colin Murphy  24 Apr 2015
Trudging head down towards the summit, I literally almost fell over a dead sheep. What was strange was the fact that it seemed to have died in the last few hours and I couldn't figure out how. Rigor mortis had set in (as evidenced by the sheep's stiffly and horizontally protruding legs and there was a fresh pool of blood under its head (inset, for the less squeamish of you!). There were no signs of a predator attack and it looked like it had fallen from a height, except that where it fell was a fairly gentle grassy/rocky slope, ruling out that possibility. Having pondered the mystery for a couple of minutes, I decided it was as well I never pursued crime detection as a career. The unfortunate beast's demise will have to remain a mystery for ever, unless some sleuth out there can suggest a possible cause! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/354/comment/17946/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockrower in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Glacial rock on the summit with a few more recent additions on top of it
john_desmond on Knockrower, 2006
by john_desmond  26 Apr 2006
I approached Knockrower from the South-East , skirting around East of Lough Nambrackdarrig after coming down off Knockbrack. It is slow going and adds a lot onto a walk if you decide to do it from this side and detour from Knockbrack on the way to Dromderalough. It might be better to include it as part of a loop walk from the Old Kenmare road in the valley to the West. The summit itself is unusual in that it is a large boulder lying on a rocky outcrop. It looks too large to have been deliberately placed there so I presume that it was dropped there by the last glacier as it melted 9,000 years ago. The views over the old Kenmare road are a bit bleak although there are some nice views in the distance of the Reeks and the mountains of South Kerry. To the North-East, the huge expanse of Mangerton dominates the skyline. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/354/comment/2303/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockrower in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Knockrower from Knockanaguish, Mangerton behind, Knockbrack and Dromderalough to the right
dbloke on Knockrower, 2009
by dbloke  16 Jun 2009
Knockrower offers plenty of choice of route from the old green road to the W. The slopes are grassy and gentle and

there is a variety of rocky outcrops to distract and make it more interesting. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/354/comment/3856/
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