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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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Clare Island High Point .. by group   (Show all for Knockmore)
 
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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Back in July 2008, I had selected a beautiful hou .. by tempy   (Show all for Knockmore)
 
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