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Knockatee Hill Cnoc an tSí A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an tSí [T6000], 'hill of the fairy mound') Cork County, in Binnion List, Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 330m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V77500 60400
Place visited by 27 members. Recently by: davsheen, markmjcampion, jgdarcy, Corkerry, kmicheal, osullivanm, simon3, IainT, corkrats, trekker, daveevangibbons, noah, ahendroff, chalky, el_guapo
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Longitude: -9.775837, Latitude: 51.783048 , Easting: 77500, Northing: 60400 Prominence: 175m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 477476 560464,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckt, 10 char: Knockatee
Bedrock type: Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone, (Gun Point Formation)

Knockatee is the 1091th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockatee in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockatee, the rough NW side.
 
Small hill with stories and a massive view.
Short Summary created by simon3,  11 Nov 2016
An obvious place to visit this from is the col at V78101 60093 A. There is parking for 2 or 3 cars. The ground is unfenced and the land leading to the top is rough but passable.
Knockatee is well known in the area both for its distinctive shape and as a pleasant place to visit. It is commonage and actively used by local sheep farmers.
Views from the top include the intricate coastline to the SW of Kilmakilloge Harbour over which there is the ridgeline of the Cummeegeera Circuit. Across Kenmare River much of the famous high ground of the Dunkerrons is visible such as Mullaghanattin and the MacGillycuddy Reeks.
Richard Mersey wrote one of the best hillwalking books for the area "The Hills of Cork and Kerry"; he started on Knockatee and is commemorated there on a plaque. (The plaque fell off recently probably because of frost action, but has been put back.)
Visit this place on a good day for a quick walk with all that is best in Kerry and Cork views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/924/comment/5683/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockatee in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Knockatee
New Comment: October Cahas Walk
by davsheen  Wed 11 Oct
View over Kenmare Bay from Knockatee Summit Co. Kerry Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/924/comment/19747/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockatee in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Memorial plaque
 
Author of one of Ireland's best hillwalking books remembered
by madfrankie  15 May 2017
At a mere 330m Knockatee has a lowly elevation that belies it's ruggedness and stature.
From the road that crosses the col with Knockanoughanish it's a steep but brief pull up stone-strewn slopes. The summit lacks a cairn or pile of stones, but just below the summit is a plaque set into a boulder, a memorial to Richard Mersey, author of 'The Hills of Cork & Kerry'. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/924/comment/6449/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockatee in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Small but Perfectly Formed. Excellent Views for the Effort.
by ciarraioch  4 Oct 2011
Might be a nice one for the family on a dry day or an easy introduction to the hills for casual walkers. Climbed on a cloudy and drizzly February afternoon from the road on the saddle between Cnoc a' Ti and Cnoc an Uaignis. Had a lash at the latter as well (see separate entry) , although that was a much longer affair. Between the combings of cloud, excellent views onto Lauragh & Kilmackilogue and the Cummeengeera Horseshoe as well as across the bay down towards Caherdaniel. The poignant monument at the summit to Richard Mersey is a fitting tribute on the very first hill he climbed back in the '40s. Richard in his book 'The Hills of Cork and Kerry', captured as no other the sentiments of those of us who love this glorious corner of the world. Go ndeanfaidh Dia trocaire ar a anam uasal. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/924/comment/6562/
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Small summit mighty views!
by three5four0  10 Aug 2010
On the minor road between Knockatee and Knockanoughanish, there is enough space to park a car off road on small track, without blocking it, at V78175 60165 B.

Follow the track up hill and then sheep tracks, after it ends. You are aiming for the large re entrant / rock faulty, which runs left to right across the hill. Once in this grassy re entrant, ascend it (right) to its highest point. Look to your left and you will see a faint path leading up hill to the small summit area. And what a view point it is! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/924/comment/6000/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockatee in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockatee from the SW.
 
Fairy in the sunshine.
by simon3  10 Jun 2013
Just to complement the sentiments expressed so eloquently by others such as ciarraioch, this photo shows Knockatee on a sunny day in June, taken from the SW. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/924/comment/15015/
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