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W Limerick/N Kerry Area   Mullaghareirk Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 451 metres,   Summits in area: 13,   Maximum prominence for area: 299 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 64, 65, 72, 73, 79, 80 For all tops   Highest summit: Baraveha, 451m
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Knockacummer Hill Cnoc an Chomair A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Chomair [OSI], 'hill of the ravine') Cork County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & silty shale Bedrock

Height: 408m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 72 Grid Reference: R25502 13400 This summit has been logged as climbed by 13 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, clunee, eamonoc, chalky, frankmc04, hivisibility, Willyc, thomas_g, sandman, reidyden, jackill, wsheahan, john_desmond
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Longitude: -9.092016, Latitude: 52.267718 , Easting: 125502, Northing: 113400 Prominence: 103m,   Isolation: 3.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 525465 613453,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc409, 10 char: Knckcmr
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & silty shale, (Cloone Flagstone Formation)

Knockacummer is the 902nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Rough going but not far
Short Summary created by jackill,  30 Aug 2010
Park at R25201 13125 A , be careful though, there is only room for one car .
Cross the fence onto the forest road , turn right and ignoring the roads climb the bank facing you and go straight up the hill , along the forest edge to the summit crossing two wire fences as you go.
This is a wet forest ride that gets rougher as you approach the leaning trig pillar. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/788/comment/5547/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockacummer in area W Limerick/N Kerry, Ireland
Picture: Looking towards the Paps
 
jackill on Knockacummer, 2010
by jackill  21 Feb 2010
As I drove up the road to my start point at R25201 13125 it degenerated into a goat track.
Passing abandoned farm machines and half eaten hay bales I found myself turning the car at a open gap(only just!) and, using the forest tracks and aerial photos, was at the summit pillar in 15 minutes.Views are limited but you can see the Paps and Mullaghareirk.As of 2010 there is no sign of the windfarm that was granted planning permission a few years ago. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/788/comment/4417/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockacummer in area W Limerick/N Kerry, Ireland
Picture: The trig point on the summit with an obvious tilt
john_desmond on Knockacummer, 2008
by john_desmond  17 Jul 2008
Knockacummer can be aproached easily from the North. From the R576, turn off at approx R246 152 B and drive South for about 600 metres on a tarmac road until it ends in a small junction. There is limited parking available here. Take the left hand fork and follow the obvious forest track. About 100 metres West of the the sharp bend at R256 139 C, you can take a short cut by going left and South for about 400 metres through the forest. Once you break back out onto the forest track, go right and look for the turn off left into the open area by the summit. The fact that there is a Trig point there and the contour lines drop off nicely on the OS map might suggest that there might be some views from here. Alas, like it's neighbour Mullaghareirk to the North, the tall trees more or less block all of the views except for the windfarm on Taurbeg to the South West. The summit is marked by a trig point which has seen better days as it has now titled over at an angle as the soft ground underneath it has begun to subside. Overall, another one of those 400 metre hills that is more or less covered in forestry. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/788/comment/3229/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockacummer in area W Limerick/N Kerry, Ireland
Picture: This poor old Trig needs some support!
 
Another Mullaghareirk windfarm
by eamonoc  24 Aug 2015
Knockacummer is now adorned with many wind turbines, I was able to drive to R 25180 14646 D on a very well made track to windfarm entrance, signs on gate advising no entry without ringing a certain number, this being a Saturday and nobody about there was no problem with access, once through entrance top of Knockacummer is clearly obvious approx 1.5km to the sth, I headed towards Tubine number 5 on a wide windfarm track, and then headed directly uphill behind this along a drainage channel and onto another track to turbine number 10 and a short uphill walk directly from here led to the leaning trig of Knockacummer. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/788/comment/18269/
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Farming for wind
by thomas_g  9 Aug 2013
I visited today and had a chat with a nice diggerman from Tipp, the foundations are there for a turbine, which means you cross a nice forest road on the way up, which I suspect is probably the best way to ascend, don't be tempted to walk to the end of the road where the turbine is going and cut through the young trees, it's fairly impassable after 200m.
The forest ride mentioned is fairly impassible now, but I had good success going through the mature trees, there is even an animal path in places. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/788/comment/15061/
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