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KnockfeerinaHillCnoc Fírinne A name in Irish also Knockfierna an extra name in English (Ir. Cnoc Fírinne [LL], poss. 'hill of truth')LimerickCounty, in Binnion List, Volcanicastic Rocks Bedrock
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Cnoc Fírinne is strongly associated with fairies. Mentioned in Aodhagán Ó Rathaille's poems and in the Fionn tales, it was regarded as the seat of a deity or fairy-king called Donn Fírinne. It was also the focus of a Lughnasa gathering. It seems that Fíreann ('truth') is a re-interpretation of an old personal name Frigriu, with genitive Frigrinn. For origin of name, see Ó Maolfabhail, LECL. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 201-06) for details of the festive assembly on the hill. Locally also spelt Knockfierna.
Knockfeerina is the 1176th highest place in Ireland. Knockfeerina is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the W Limerick/N Kerry area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/965/?PHPSESSID=rf4bihm6267aaevsibdoqp6160