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Knockbrack Hill Cnoc Breac A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Breac [TR], 'speckled hill') Galway County, in Carn List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 442m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L74900 56500 This summit has been logged as climbed by 51 members. Recently by: murney, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, mountainmike, ColinCallanan, simoburn, Onzy, IncaHoots, Bagger_Plz, seamaspeineas, colmocnoc, Wilderness, markwallace, SFlaherty, Granty
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Longitude: -9.887918, Latitude: 53.543701 , Easting: 74900, Northing: 256500 Prominence: 55m,   Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 474877 756521,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc442, 10 char: Knockbr442
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

One of the National Park deer-fences crosses the ridge between this hill and Benbrack. Walks: for a route taking in Cnoc Breac, Binn Bhreac and Binn Bhán or Maolán, see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 163-67.   Cnoc Breac is the 756th highest summit in Ireland.

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A compact horseshoe walk in the northern Tweve Bens
by liz50  16 Oct 2012
Climbed Knockbrack as part of a pleasant horseshoe walk of approx 4 hours starting from Kylemore Abbey. Turning left out of the carpark walk along N59 for approx 300m before taking a track on the right at L75185 58057 A. Follow the track past a lime kiln and well before climbing steeply up the northern slope of Benbaun to the summit L765 568 B. Drop down steeply to the south to the col with Benbrack at L766 567 C. Then follows a long gradual ascent up to the summit of Benbrack L765 558 D. Continue almost due west dropping down to a small lake before turning northwest to follow a broad ridge down to the col with Knockbrack L756 562 E before the gentle ascent to the summit of Knockbrack L749 565 F. From the summit after taking in the fine views of the main summits of the Tweve Bens and Kylemore Abbey nestling in the valley below head West for approx 100 m before dropping steeply down the northwest shoulder aiming to pick up a path along side the Polladirk River at L74109 57318 G. Follow the path through old farm buildings and two gates before meeting a track. Turn left onto the track which brings you back to the N59. It is then a few minutes walk back to your starting point. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/648/comment/14839/
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Parking problem
by Jamessheerin  8 Nov 2016
Please be advised that parking at Kylemore Abbey is now off limits. I was there last Sunday (Nov 6, 2016) with my club and we were informed that we "could not leave the grounds", we "couldn't park there and climb the nearby hills" and "we should park in Leenaun", 10 miles away! I believe the Abbey grounds are under new management and this is their way of a friendly reception. We, the club, have been parking there for over twenty years (taking up a very small part of a very large carpark)... and spending a sizable amount of money in the cafe afterwards. We have never abused the free parking there in any way. After we left last Sunday there were only three cars left in the carpark. And thirty less people to spend money in the coffee shop! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/648/comment/18702/
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