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Knockanaffrin Mountain Cnoc an Aifrinn A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Aifrinn [OSI], 'hill of the mass') Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 755m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S28560 15290 This place has been logged as visited by 302 members. Recently by: DeltaP, john_k52, Reeks2011, Juanita, millsd1, Dean, ilenia, johncromie, Hadleigh, IainT, Kiwitrekker, DaveMc, wwwalker, ericjones, lw24
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Longitude: -7.58229, Latitude: 52.288968 , Easting: 228560, Northing: 115290 Prominence: 289m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 628497 615337,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknf, 10 char: Kncknfrn
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Knockanaffrin is the third highest mountain in the Comeragh Mountains area and the 74th highest in Ireland.

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Take your time, and savour .. by group   (Show all for Knockanaffrin)
 
Forget the wellies .. by geohappy   (Show all for Knockanaffrin)
 
The picture shows Coumduala Lough, SE of Knockana .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockanaffrin)
 
View from the top of Knockanaffrin - with point 6 .. by jackill   (Show all for Knockanaffrin)
 
Because last Easter Week was so warm, sunny and d .. by deswalk   (Show all for Knockanaffrin)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanaffrin in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Knockanaffrin, 2004
by simon3  20 May 2004
The actual summit is a jutting outcrop of the conglomerate rock that much of the Comeraghs are made of. The presence of such outcrops on summits (tors) in the area is thought to indicate that these mountain tops were not overridden by the icesheets of the recent ice-ages.

During the primary triangulation of Ireland Knockannafrin was a key point around 1829.

When I visited the summit in May 2004, there were two round and hollow structures built of piled rocks, which look like shelters. The photo shows part of one of these with a view SW along a spur of Knockanaffrin to a cairn (shown as at 718m on the OS). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/972/
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