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Knocklaur Mountain Cnoc Láir A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Láir [PDT], 'middle hill') Galway/ Mayo County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 518m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: L93561 63112 This summit has been logged as climbed by 78 members. Recently by: Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, salford7, Garmin, DesHoulihan, patmoran, tphase, shaygo, markwallace, PeakPaul, maike, Ulsterpooka, mountainmike, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.608799, Latitude: 53.607195 , Easting: 93561, Northing: 263112 Prominence: 43m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 493534 763131,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklr, 10 char: Knocklaur
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

The name Knocklaur is marked about 1 km E of this peak on the Discovery map. As there is no summit at this point, it is not clear exactly which hill the name applies to.   Knocklaur is the 509th highest summit in Ireland.

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A dramatic location .. by group   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
Best view of the Devil .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklaur in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Glennacally Valley of Maumtrasna
 
simon3 on Knocklaur, 2005
by simon3  7 May 2005
Knocklaur is an impressive spur pushing north into the Glennacally valley, or at least it is from the valley floor. Reaching it from ridge on the Maumtrasna side it's just a pull up of 40 or 50m.

Some words of caution. As so often in Ireland the north or northeasterly side of the mountain tends to be very steep. If you are trying to get off this summit to the north do not attempt the direct route down the north spur of Knocklaur -- it's very steep particularly at around elevation 250m. There is a col 540m to the West of the summit, but don't try to descend to the north there either, it' s even steeper. Your options are to descend at about L920629 D (see Route A on simulation) or follow the west ridge and climb onto Maghairlí an Deamhain north of it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/414/comment/1683/
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First top on a Devilsmother Horseshoe .. by fingalscave   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
Approaches from the North and East .. by Onzy   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
About 1100m SE of the summit of Knocklaur there i .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
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