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Knockantooreen Hill Cnoc an Tuairín A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Tuairín [OSI*], 'hill of the little field') Kerry County, in no lists, Purple siltstone & fine sandstone Bedrock

Height: 450m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W03871 66997
Place visited by 17 members. Recently by: peter1, eamonoc, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, melohara, markmjcampion, Onzy, Cobhclimber, thomas_g, conormcbandon, Conor74, three5four0, shaunkelly, ahendroff, jackill
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Longitude: -9.395673, Latitude: 51.84747 , Easting: 103871, Northing: 66997 Prominence: 25m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 503842 567060,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc450, 10 char: Knckntrn
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)


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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockantooreen in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Knockantooreen and boulder
 
madfrankie on Knockantooreen, 2009
by madfrankie  2 Jun 2009
Knockantooreen was the last top in a three hour circuit that started with Carran South, and continued to Carran.
From Carran it's an easy but wettish 1.7 km across an undulating landscape of bleached grass and small outcrops. The unmarked summit gives wide views, particularly to to the cliffs north of Caoinkeen, and to the diminutive but impressive Bird Hill.
Whether you do Knockantooreen as part of a circuit as we did, or do it as a one - off top (unlikely!), the best place to start is from the track to the south 036661 A - plenty of space to park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/623/comment/3798/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockantooreen in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Knockantooreen viewed from the West
A worthwhile outlier
by peter1  13 Mar 2017
As madfrankie says, it's unlikely anyone would like to climb this just for itself. However, it's certainly worth including Knockantooreen in a circuit which has Carran as the main goal. There are fine views from the top yet the very impressive rock folds that make up the mountain are best appreciated from across the valley. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/623/comment/18859/
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