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W Limerick/N Kerry Area
Place count in area: 13, OSI/LPS Maps: 64, 65, 72, 73, 79, 80 
Highest place:
Baraveha, 451m
Maximum height for area: 451 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 299 metres,
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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 place has been logged as visited 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: -8.808238, Latitude: 52.474411 , Easting: 145130, Northing: 136144 Prominence: 173m,  Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 545090 636193,   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 place in Ireland. Knockfeerina is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the W Limerick/N Kerry area.

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Variations on a one way system .. by group   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
a nice little diversion .. by scapania   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockfeerina in area W Limerick/N Kerry, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from Knockfeerina down the ridge.
 
Green farms and a historical red road.
by simon3  6 Feb 2012
The walk up Knockfeerina shows you greater and greater views as you slowly ascend. And it also shows you an area with abandoned houses speaking of the famine and the ensuing rebellion of 1848 in nearby Ballingarry. There is a large famine memorial at one point.

The track, known as the Red Road, seems to be well supported in modern times with a lack of rubbish and polite requests to shut gates on what was described as "this amenity". The surrounding green fields speak of prosperous well kept farms. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/965/comment/6674/
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A wet 300. .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
The Hill of the Fairies .. by hendycoco   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
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