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Blackstairs Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,   Summits in area: 14,   Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 68 For all tops   Highest summit: Mount Leinster, 794.4m
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Knockroe Mountain Cnoc Rua A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Rua [PNCC*], 'red hill') Carlow County, in Arderin List, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 540m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S81950 49638 This summit has been logged as climbed by 123 members. Recently by: liz50, millsd1, Geo, carofurey, strangeweaver, walker26, peter1, Ulsterpooka, muddyboots, Wilderness, Kennyj, frankmc04, ckilm, GSheehy, SenanFoley
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Longitude: -6.7915, Latitude: 52.592247 , Easting: 281950, Northing: 149638 Prominence: 95m,   Isolation: 3km
ITM: 681881 649682,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckr, 10 char: Knockroe
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Knockroe is the 445th highest summit in Ireland. Knockroe is the third highest point in county Carlow.

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Easy path to follow.
Short Summary created by YoungJohn,  3 Nov 2011
My car was parked at the 9 stones. While decending from the clouds covering Mt. leinster I saw the ciarn on the top of Knockroe and couldn't resist. I followed the wide 'path' or cut away to its zenith. This took about 20 minutes. The path is clear so easy to find ones way even in the cloud which unfortunately decended just as I reached the mid sized cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/5135/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockroe in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cross Knockroe, plus Blackstairs Mt
Cross this one off.
by eamonoc  13 Apr 2014
Friday 11/4/2014 Started from S 82428 47894 A, followed good track as far as S 82507 48808 B, then went steeply left uphill over many boulders and knee high heather until summit area was reached there is a cairn here plus the remains of a small stone shelter. Mt Leinster looms large to the north, great views in all directions. Headed towards large cross overlooking Sculloge gap nice view to Blackstairs Mt from here. Then rejoined upward route back down to car.Total time taken from car to car 1hr, a distance of approx 4.6km with an elevation gain of 340mts. A tough but rewarding climb. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/15985/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockroe in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Holy year cross
Short hike in the blackstairs
by Kennyj  15 Feb 2015
Climbed Knockroe today on a cloudy misty morning.Parking at the sculloge gap I walked along the road for 400 metres before turning right onto Shannon's lane.This lane way services a couple of farms and the locals I met were very friendly and helpful.Following this laneway uphill past forestry on the right I continued on to the end of this track before branching off to the left into a less well defined and sometimes difficult to follow track uphill to the summit.With visabilty down to a couple of feet I located the ruins of what is marked as the Roundhouse on my East West map and then went about locating the holy year cross.After walking around in circles in the thick fog I was about to give up my search when the clouds lifted and there in front of me in all its glory was the cross like an apparition.With the clouds lifting I made my way back down onto the laneway and back the way I came.Time taken one hour fifty minutes with an altitude of 400 metres.An enjoyable walk which in a fine day would give some great views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/17846/
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milo on Knockroe, 2002
by milo  2 Aug 2002
Stony slopes to the southern face can be particularly treacherous once fern growth is well advanced. If one's only experience of this area is in Spring be cautious on later visits. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/55/
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mneary34 on Knockroe, 2004
by mneary34  29 Nov 2004
I headed for Knockroe from Mount Leinster and the route presents no difficulties in good visibility. I had the benefit of a marvellous winter evening and approaching sunset as per the photo. Knockroe is the mountain left of centre in the photo. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/1351/
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Ballyhoura on Knockroe, 2005
by Ballyhoura  6 Jan 2005
This is a picture of Knockroe taken from the Blackstairs mountains. The peak in the background is Mount Leinster. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/1407/
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