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Achill/Corraun Area
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Knockmore Hill An Cnoc Mór A name in Irish
also Croaghmore an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. An Cnoc Mór [PDT], 'the great hill') Mayo County, in Carn List, Laminated red & green siltstone Bedrock

Height: 462m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: L66929 86178 This summit has been logged as climbed by 58 members. Recently by: scapania, Lauranna, paddyhillsbagger, TommyV, Oileanach, frankmc04, MichaelE, GoldCircle, Dundalk98, gwyniemac, jfk, chalky, Moneenman, juliewoods, Jamessheerin
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Longitude: -10.020801, Latitude: 53.808217 , Easting: 66929, Northing: 286178 Prominence: 462m,   Isolation: 3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 466908 786192,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc462, 10 char: Knockmo462
Bedrock type: Laminated red & green siltstone, (Bunnamohaun Siltstone Formation)

Knockmore is the highest peak on Clare Island. Of all the Irish islands, only Achill has higher mountains than Clare. Walks: for a route taking in Bengorm, Corranabinnia and Glennamong, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 74-75. According to this source, the hill is also known as Croaghmore.   Knockmore is the 680th highest summit in Ireland. Knockmore is the second most southerly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
 
Clare Island High Point
Short Summary created by Djouce,  12 Sep 2013
Knockmore has great views over Clew Bay. In many ways it is similar to its larger cousin, Slievemore, on Achill Island. There are sea cliffs on the northern slopes, which make it dangerous to climb in poor visibility. It can be approached over open country from the east ( a track leading from the road behind the post office) or west (from the signal tower). The ascent is steep over grassy (sometimes boggy) slopes. There is a large cairn just to the west of the trig point at the summit. It takes about an hour to climb from the west. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/571/comment/5330/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: View south from summit cairn
My sweetheart of Clare
by gerrym  10 May 2012
There is nothing like a boat ride to get the senses fired up and adding to the adventure in climbing a mountain. Cue Roonagh Point and a short but spectacular ferry crossing to Clare Island.

Knockmore flaunts herself from every angle on the surrounding shores but was now playing shy and hiding behind the other significant hill on the island (Knocknaveen 223m). This changed gradually on a 6 km long walk along the road on the south of the island. This road rose gently from the harbour past quiet houses and fields, giving stunning views across the Bay to the high mountains of the south.

The hills of the island maintained a lofty profile to the north but they rarely got a look in as eyes swept out to sea. Isolated shower clouds rose thousands of feet skyward dwarfing all around but thankfully they were out to sea and we had strong spring sunshine giving the feel of a summer day.Sheep and lambs were the only movement on land, with plenty of birdsong in the air and plumes of spray rising from the coast a short distance away.

The road rises and passes over a cattle grid and meets the lower slopes of Knockmore. It turns into a track and heads for the remains of an old Signal Tower. Great spot for lunch after a long road walk, before tackling the green slopes of Knockmore.Views now open to the north bringing Achill Head, Croaghaun, Slievemore and Minawn to add to that still visible to the south. The collapsed upper walls of the Signal Tower lay like a out of water coral reef as we laid in the sun relaxing.

Make for a couple of rocky bluffs to the north before slogging up the slopes to the summit of Knockmore. A fence hugged the steep cliff face for a while. The summit has an eroded area of peat hags before reaching the mightily impressive beehive cairn which must be around 10 feet tall. Not the top though, as the trig pillar is a little further on. The trig is less impressive but does have increased views of the entire round of Clew Bay and the mountains which ring it. The Mexican standoff had to the south the Bens, Mweelrea, Ben Gorm, Sheefreys, Maumtraunsa, Croagh Patrick and to the north the giants of Achill, Corraun and the Nephin Begs. Stunning!

A steep descent along a fenceline protecting from steep cliffs gave views over the northern headland and white lighthouse. Aim for Creggan Lough across old turf cuttings and picking up a track which brings the road. A short distance to the north the waymarked loop walk heads over the shoulder of Knocknaveen on a grassy track. This then drops back down to the harbour. We got the last ferry off the island at 6pm, which may not have stuck as strictly to capacity limits! Looking back past the wash of the ferry the impressive outline of Knockmore dominated the skyline and brought a quiet smile. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/571/comment/6796/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Croagh Padraig from Knockmore
 
tempy on Knockmore, 2010
by tempy  16 Feb 2010
Back in July 2008, I had selected a beautiful house near Killeen as our family holiday base, primarily with Mweelrea in mind. But with Clare island a distinct possibility too. One typical day, the lashing rain gave way by mid morning to bright, breezy conditions, sparking a dash to Roonagh and a lumpy crossing to Clare for me plus son Calum then aged 11. Following the track north of Knocknaveen we climbed Knockmore and had fabulous views to neighboruing islands and the mainland peaks. I've endured plenty pastings on my various trips to Ireland but over the piece the breaks even out. This was right out of the top drawer. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/571/comment/4404/
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milkorwater on Knockmore, 2007
by milkorwater  15 May 2007
It's not the mountain that challenges your resolve, but the rollercoaster ferry ride on a windy, wet day. Having settled your stomach, there's a sweet walk on a perfect green road across the island, followed by a gentle bog road taking you halfway up the hill. After that, it's a straight pull to the top and the magnificent views. Well, I assume there are magnificent views, because the cloud was down and visibility was the hand in front of your face on the day I was there. Luckily, a fence guides you up - and guards you from a straight drop to the crashing waves 450 metres below. A stiff drink at the island's only hotel should be enough to fortify you for the boat trip back to Roonagh. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/571/comment/2702/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmore in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: Knockmore on Clare Island.
simon3 on Knockmore, 2007
by simon3  21 May 2007
Knockmore, Clare Island, taken from Minaun. The coastline is from near Dooega. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/571/comment/2709/
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A Short Film
by CaptainVertigo  9 Nov 2012
Mountainviews own gerrym introduces us to Clare Island in Clew Bay on a beautiful Easter day. This is an earlier work but all of the talent we've gotten used to is there, and the views from Knockmore are fabulous. A real appetite whetter! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/571/comment/14869/
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