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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklaur in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
Picture: Knocklaur (r) with Maumtrasna beyond
 
A dramatic location
Short Summary created by wicklore,  14 May 2011
Knocklaur is roughly the midpoint on the ridge connecting Maumtrasna and Devilsmother. This explains its name, Knocklaur, meaning ‘middle hill’. There is a steady bog sweeping up to the summit from the south, while to the north of the summit ridge the ground plummets away in sharp cliffs and extremely steep slopes. The views from Knocklaur are fantastic, especially across to the ridge containing Devilsmother and Devilsmother North Top to the west, and the vast bulk of Maumtrasna to the east. Knocklaur has a large spur that juts out north into the Glennacally valley, although the severity of the gradient on this spur would prevent access to Knocklaur this way for all but the most experienced summiteers.

It can be approached from the Devilsmother ridge by joining the Knocklaur ridge at L920 630 A. An easier alternative is to park at L936 611 B which is the end of a minor road at a little hamlet. A climb of 460 metres over 2 km can be made over a mixture of bog and grassland, with several fences and a few streams to negotiate. The trudge over bog gives way to the dramatic drops into the Glennacally Valley below as you reach the summit. Caution is required at the summit or on the ridge due to dangerous drops to the north. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/414/comment/5173/
 
Best view of the Devil .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
Knocklaur is an impressive spur pushing north in .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
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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