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Knockalough Hill Cnoc an Loig A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Loig [OSI], 'hill of the hollow') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 427m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R98223 58466 This summit has been logged as climbed by 23 members. Recently by: hivisibility, sandman, jasonmc, eamonoc, peter1, chalky, masiakaBlr, Fergalh, conormcbandon, peterturner, guestuser, mbourke, acorn, paddyhillsbagger, shaunkelly
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Longitude: -8.027017, Latitude: 52.677738 , Easting: 198223, Northing: 158466 Prominence: 205m,   Isolation: 4.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 598173 658508,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklg, 10 char: Kncklgh
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Knockalough is the 815th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalough in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Head for the Hills, Knockalough from Upperchurch
 
Viewless hidden top. Wellies useful at times.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill,  18 Oct 2011
Park at the forest opening R98851 59695 A, room for 5 cars. There is a map here that is worth studying for example if you want to make a loop of the walk. Meander up the track for about 2 kms until you reach a tee-junction at R9841258602 B. Turn left at this and then right after around 120m along a muddy forest road. With dense trees to your right walk SW around 240 metres until you come to R9824758399 C, a small path N through the forest. Follow this for 60m to find the trig pillar.
Up and down should take 90 to 110 minutes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/5465/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalough in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Not exactly the great pyramid of Giza...
A modest hill-top memorial
by madfrankie  24 Oct 2011
Summits can be bleak places - featureless and unmarked. But there are quite a few examples of hill-tops that are chosen as memorials to the deceased.
I recently came across a memorial on Knockatee in Beara to Richard Mersey. And the Sperrins outlier Slive Gallion has a memorial to Ronnie Magwood.
The trig pillar of Knockalough (if you can find it!) is set in a sheltered glade amidst dense forestry, and has a patch of concrete at its base with the inscription: "In Fond & Loving Memory Of Dickie RIP CO'F". I'm guessing that Dickie may have been a dog? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/6598/
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Easy loop.
by oldsoldier  18 Oct 2011
Knockalough has recently been developed as a loop walk. To access this walk, from Thurles, travel out the Nenagh road past the hurling stadium. One mile out, past the race course on your rught, turn left onto the R 503. This road is signposted for Upperchurch and leads into the village of Ballycahill. 15 Km out there is a crossroads leading to the village of Upperchurch to the right. Turn left here and travel 1Km to the forest opening at R98851 59695. From here you can follow the loop or just follow the forest track to the summit. OR at least within 5/10 metres of the summit as the forest has been resown and I could not find the trig station. An enjoyable 2 hours on a fine morning. excellent beginners route. [See the Short Summary for the way to the trig pillar] Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/4120/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalough in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: View NE.
 
Views on the way up.
by simon3  18 Oct 2011
The verdant green of the local countryside comes right to the NE side of the hill. The trig pillar at the top is surrounded by dense Sitka spruce as of 2011 so get your views on the way up or down. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/6590/
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Well hidden trig point
by acorn  9 Mar 2013
From Upperchurch village follow signs to Knockalough Loop Walk trailhead at forestry entrance GR R98851 59695. Proceed on foot through the barrier and follow the main forestry road as it winds it’s way towards the summit until you come to a T junction with a picnic bench. Turn left, then after approx 120m turn right. Now keep your eyes peeled ! After 200m or so watch out for a small path through the trees on your right. This will bring you the short distance to the trig point in a tiny, mossy glade. Now give yourself a pat on the back for finding it Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/14949/
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