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W Limerick/N Kerry Area
Maximum height for area: 451 metres,   Summits in area: 13,   Maximum prominence for area: 299 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 64, 65, 72, 73, 79, 80 For all tops   Highest summit: Baraveha, 451m
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Knockfeerina Hill Cnoc Fírinne A name in Irish
also Knockfierna an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc Fírinne [LL], poss. 'hill of truth') Limerick County, in Binnion List, Volcanicastic Rocks Bedrock

Height: 288m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 65 Grid Reference: R45130 36144 This summit has been logged as climbed by 35 members. Recently by: peterfitz, Mushhaze, hendycoco, chalky, eamonoc, thomas_g, peter1, frankmc04, geohappy, deirdre.obrien, wicklore, Cossie, hivisibility, omurchu, big-jimmy-c
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Longitude: -8.808223, Latitude: 52.474393 , Easting: 145130, Northing: 136144 Prominence: 173m,   Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 545091 636191,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc288, 10 char: Knckfrn
Bedrock type: Volcanicastic Rocks, (Volcaniclastic Rocks)

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 summit in Ireland. Knockfeerina is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the W Limerick/N Kerry area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockfeerina in area W Limerick/N Kerry, Ireland
Picture: From the south
 
Variations on a one way system
Short Summary created by paddyhillsbagger, simon3, jackill,  23 Jun 2012
You'll need to be careful where you park your car as there is very little room at the start of the track at R42615 35025 A. I parked on the grass verge just up the road towards Ballingarry but its not the best.
Walk along the track passing a house entrance on your right going uphill. At R42861 35447 B(164 mtrs) you'll pass a track junction on your left coming up from the roadside stone stile at R4194 3567 C, another possible start point . It is also possible to park further up the road, at around R4306 3564 D. Pass by a famine memorial stone and then through a gate just before the summit.
The limestone summit has an aerial, a cross and a trig pillar.

Alternative access point at R45200 35600 E. Car space beside house with red roof. Ask farm owner for permission. Was very helpful on day I went up. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/965/comment/5724/
 
a nice little diversion .. by scapania   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
Green farms and a historical red road. .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
A wet 300. .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
The Hill of the Fairies .. by hendycoco   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
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