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Knockchree Hill Cnoc Croidh A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. Cnoc Croidh [MÓM], 'hill of the cattle') Down County, in Binnion List, Microgabbro Bedrock

Height: 306m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J27107 17088 This summit has been logged as climbed by 39 members. Recently by: Wilderness, bryanjbarry, DelStewart, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, rowanofravara, eamonoc, garrettd, Fergalh, Garmin, FEARGALS, raygray, Trailtrekker, liz50, Geo
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Longitude: -6.05808, Latitude: 54.087194 , Easting: 327107, Northing: 317088 Prominence: 181m,   Isolation: 4.8km
ITM: 727046 817087,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckch, 10 char: Knockchree
Bedrock type: Microgabbro, (Microgabbro)

Knockchree is the 1137th highest summit in Ireland. Knockchree is the most southerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockchree in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Binnian from Knockchree
Isolated hill offers fine views
Short Summary created by wicklore,  3 Jan 2011
There is room for a couple of cars at J278182 A. From here follow a track past a farm into the forest. You can then follow the forest track to a gate at J273172 B and take a grassy track up to the summit. Alternatively when you reach the forest track after the farm turn right and soon scramble up the slope on the left to pick your way across rough ground for a kilometer to the grassy summit. The summit is marked by a small metal pole sticking haphazardly out of the ground. Although only 308 metres high, it’s isolation means that Knockchree offers fine views all around. In particular there are great views south across Carlingford Lough to Slieve Foye, and north to Slieve Binnian, Eagle Mountain and Shanlieve. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/5711/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockchree in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: view from top looking south toward Carlingford Lough, and the Cooley Mountains.
New Comment: KNOCKCREE -No Place Like Home
by Biker  Thu 20 Oct
Hi, I logged on to let you know the Spelling is wrong and it is starting to catch on in literature and this makes me sad.
There is not an "h" in the spelling . Correct spelling is KNOCKCREE and my understanding is that this has the meaning in Irish " HILLOCK of the HERBS" from very old documents. (there is also the name Knockcree in Dublin same spelling).
My ancestors and present generations were born in the valley of this hill within near touching distance of about 500yrds.. In fact the name of every family , living in close proximity in the area, appears in documentation dating back to at least 1778. Neither they, my ancestors nor we have ever used an "h" . Please remain true to its origins.
PS I have only climbed it 3 times in the past 52 years, but we do know how blessed we are with its beauty and views. Hope you do enjoy it too. Thanks

Also the American G'Is were stationed here in WW11. They did training and Manouvers on Knockcree and General Patton visited the troops here for a pep talk before D Day. My uncle then 8 years and his pals followed the soliders and as they could not get rid of them the leaders allowed them to stay and drill alongside them, using their little sticks, on the side of Knockcree. With the low-flying American planes passing overhead from nearby Cranfield Aerodrome, it was an an exciting and strange time for a child. My uncle recalls watching in horror as a plane spluttered over their home, a trail of smoke billowing from one engine and crashed near Binnian, killing two American Pilots. These accident were not reported in the press in an effort to prevent the enemy learning of the Manouvers in the area. Many farming families at Cranfield were displaced in order to build the Aerodrome. One respected local historian recalls having to cross the camp to get to School. Although out of bounds to the public he often got a lift across the wide expanse with the American GIs in their jeeps.
The Metal spike at the top is probably a remnant from the Military. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18649/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockchree in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Tullyframe
New Comment: Knockcree. The Hillock in question.
by Biker  Fri 21 Oct
The Hillock in question Itself, looking at the western side . Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18662/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockchree in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking toward Binnian,
New Comment: Views
by Biker  Fri 21 Oct
More pictures
Not Quite at the top yet.
Foreground slopes of Knockcree above the treeline , looking on to Aughrim Hill and the Blue Peaks in the distance Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18663/
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Picture: Looking to the East near the Forest entrance.
New Comment: Knockcree
by Biker  Fri 21 Oct
On the way up.
Looking East down onto Attical Flying Club. Notice the manicured Runway and spot the Plane sitting on it.
The Dwellings are nestled into the side of Aughrim Hill on the Ballymageough Road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18664/
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three5four0 on Knockchree, 2009
by three5four0  23 Aug 2009
Caught the the Mourne Rambler Bus from Newcastle to Attical, then followed the Tullyframe Road till the junction with the Ballymageough Road. Turned left and followed the Ballymageough to 278182, turned right here and follow a lane (passed an old farm house) through a gate into Mourne Wood. Continue straight ahead through a track junction, turning left at 275181 C, at the end of the forestry track go through a gate at 273172 and follow a path up through the grass to the summit of Knockchree.

The view of the Mournes arcing round Knockchree is superb, more surprising is why there has been no photo of this view in any of the outdoor magazines. Return is by way of the ascent, though you can follow the forestry tracks down to the Newry road & Kilkeel, either via the Golf club or Huey's Bridge to the Ballymageough Road Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/4031/
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