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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 41 members. Recently by: whoRya, David-Guenot, Wilderness, bryanjbarry, DelStewart, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, rowanofravara, eamonoc, garrettd, Fergalh, Garmin, FEARGALS, raygray, Trailtrekker
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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Knockcree .. by Biker   (Show all for Knockchree)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockchree in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
Biker, about no place like home.....
by jackill  11 Nov 2016
This is a typical problem we encounter on MViews, and the answer is that there are many names Irish hills are known by, often they sound very alike and the spelling varies with opinion of the original recorder as to what they heard.
In this case the hill is first recorded in the Lythe map of circa 1568 as Knocke Gree, later after a few variations, in James Williamsons map of county Down of 1810 it is recorded as Knockcree.
Today it is recorded as Knockchree by Osni, Osi, Loganim.ie and Placenamesni.org.
The same is true of the translation, with "hill of the hovel" and "hill of the cattle" being some, but I can't find " hill of the herbs".
We will add your comments to the hill information on the website but will have to retain the official placename.
Many thanks for your information and comments. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18705/
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