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Knocknacusha Mountain Cnoc Osaidh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Osaidh [TH], 'hill of the encampment') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 547m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78&83 Grid Reference: V67542 78230 This place has been logged as visited by 32 members. Recently by: thomas_g, hivisibility, PeakPaul, muddyboots, shaunkelly, Wildcat, millsd1, liz50, Geo, Onzy, chalky, ciarraioch, sandilandsn, dmc, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.926964, Latitude: 51.94112 , Easting: 67542, Northing: 78230 Prominence: 252m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 467516 578311,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknc, 10 char: Knckncsh
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

This peak overlooks Ballaghisheen (Ir. Bealach Oisín). The anglicisation Knocknacusha seems unrelated to Cnoc Osaidh and suggests an Irish form Cnoc na Coise.   Knocknacusha is the 428th highest place in Ireland.

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There and back again
Short Summary created by jackill,  28 Sep 2010
You can start at Ballaghisheen, a mountain pass V671 792 A. Space here for 3-4 cars. Ballaghisheen is at just over 300m so the climb to the top at around 551m is not a great strain.
There is a sign advising that access is prohibited however the broken fence and tracks uphill indicate access must be frequent.
Head uphill skirting around the mountains east side initially which will being you to the bottom of a deep, wide cleft in the ridge. It is pointless trying to climb up before this as you need to descend into it and climb out of this cleft in any case to access the summit route.
Climb up then skirting the steep edge of a corrie-like cliff (no water though) before heading directly for the flat grassy summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/364/comment/5123/
 
A visit to Knocknacusha is probably best seen as .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
While you are on Knocknacusha take a walk along t .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
As Simon has suggested, this works well as a shor .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
Pic show summit marked by a small pile of stones. .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
Nice end to a day out. .. by muddyboots   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
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