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KnocknapeastaMountainCnoc na Péiste A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc na Péiste [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the serpent/monster')KerryCounty, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock
Height:988mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78Grid Reference: V83587 84178This place has been logged as visited by 458 members. Recently by: DeltaP, strangeweaver, odonovansf, gav, Dean, christian, timmyc, Hadleigh, Helenha, wjnunan, GillSte, IainT, jacek22m, 21yearsgone, TriHarder I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
The lake below this peak is Loch Coimín Piast, 'lake of the little hollow of serpents'. Like many another Irish mountain lake, there was probably a story of a water-monster associated with it which has now been lost. In December 1943 an American Dakota aircraft crashed into the slopes of Cnoc na Péiste just above the lake. Pieces of the aircraft are still visible. A plaque here commemorates the 5 victims and there is another plaque at Cronin's Yard (Jim Ryan, Carrauntoohil and MacGillycuddy's Reeks, 80-81).
Cnoc na Péiste is the 4th highest summit in Ireland. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/