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Knocklettercuss Hill Leitir Cois A name in Irish
(Ir. Leitir Cois [amended from OSNB], 'wet hillside of the
river-bank')
Mayo County In Binnion List

Height: 370m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23 Grid Reference: F87595 19817 This summit has been logged as climbed by 9 members. Recently by: melohara, garrettd, PaulRevere, FilHil, Aongus, Younghappy, harry66, Geansai, Big-Foot
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Longitude: -9.719648, Latitude: 54.115169 Prominence: 212m,   Isolation: 2.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 487569 819823,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklt, 10 char: Knckltrcs

The Ordnance Survey Name Book gives Leitir Cos as the derivation of this name, which it interprets as 'spewy hillside of the foot'. Leitir Cos appears to be an error for Leitir Cois.   Knocklettercuss is the 906th highest summit in Ireland.

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by Big-Foot  24 May 2009 Set out to reach the summit of Knocklettercuss using the Bangor Trail out of Bangor. The trail begins at F 86569 22670 (Point A). Parking available beside the GAA pitches. At F 86610 20820 (Point B) I left the trail and started up the heather slopes. At sharp climb from 140m to 340m at F 87106 20524 (Point C), but then fairly flat up to the summit at F 87595 19817 (Point D). Good views to south of Nephin Beg range, and out to west of Achill. I returned back using same route. About 7.3km in total, 2 1/4 hours.
Point A: F86569 22670 Point B: F86610 20820 Point C: F87106 20524
Point D: F87595 19817
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Picture: Slieve Carr from Knocklettercus
 
Slieve Doom
by Geansai  28 Jul 2011 I followed in the footsteps of Big Foot. Bangor is a lovely place with the feel of a wild west frontier town especially when you appreciate its isolation even more by looking down on it from the slopes of Knocklettercuss. The summit plateau is quite large. Goes on for almost a mile maybe before you hit the highest point. There's a large cairn on the way to the trig pillar whose silhouette beckons you from the horizon. Great view across to Slieve Mor to the west but the Slieve Carr massif dominates Knocklettercuss looming over it like some kind of forbidden mountain. Like Frodo on the way to Mordor perhaps. Well I turned back at this point. Maybe another time.
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Nice circular route
by PaulRevere  13 Jul 2013 Climbed 13.7.13 with Mrs and three kids. Parked at gaa pitch and headed along bangor trail. Similar to last comment turned up the slopes to top. Steep climb but very flat at top. Went down other side to Briska and back into Bangor. 4 and half hours.
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