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North Kerry Area
Maximum height for area: 267 metres,   Summits in area: 2,   Maximum prominence for area: 252 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 63, 71 For all tops   Highest summit: Knockanore, 267m

Summits in area North Kerry:
Knockanore 267mMaulin Mountain 217m
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Knockanore Hill Cnoc an Fhómhair A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Fhómhair [logainm.ie], 'hill of the autumn') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Mudstone, siltstone & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 267m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 63 Grid Reference: Q91000 42600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 24 members. Recently by: Geo, hivisibility, Carrauntoohilboy, chalky, la1ena, eamonoc, atlantic73, dr_banuska, moggy40t, moggy40, paddyhillsbagger, acorn, kingstonian, TomBarry, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -9.606672, Latitude: 52.524264 , Easting: 91000, Northing: 142600 Prominence: 252m,   Isolation: 15.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490973 642646,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc268, 10 char: Knockanore
Bedrock type: Mudstone, siltstone & sandstone, (Shannon Group)

The Irish form on the Discovery map is different from that found at logainm.ie: Cnoc an Óir, 'hill of the gold'. Knockanore is said to have been the scene of a great slaughter in ancient times. [OSNB] Tis said that there was a great monument erected in memory of the slaughter in the spot where the trigl. Station stands; it was called Lact na Fulla. [OSNB] This battle is mentioned in O'Sullevan Beare's Historiae Catholicae Iberniae Compendium. The tradition of a great battle is based on the intrepretation of the name as Cnoc an Áir [OSNB, OG], 'hill of the slaughter'.   Knockanore is the highest hill in the North Kerry area and the 1238th highest in Ireland. Knockanore is the most northerly summit in the North Kerry area and also the most easterly.

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Poor foreground, excellent background
Short Summary created by Peter Walker,  15 Jun 2012
A tortured summit with a fine panoramic view, Knockanore looms large over the golfing Mecca of Ballybunnion.

As it is possible to drive to within a few yards of the summit any challenge in climbing it involves in-car rather than on-foot navigation. Take the R551 north out of Ballybunion, turning right at 896437 A, then right again at 905434 B, before finally turning left at 903424 C onto the steep access road. The summit is adorned with assorted radio flotsam and jetsam (which is itself emblazoned with some rather choice graffiti regarding the inhabitants of Ballybunnion), a triangulation column, and a split level concrete pillar which marks the actual highest point. The mess is unfortunate, but the view is excellent: a superb place for taking in the scale of the Shannon as it empties into the sea. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/984/comment/5743/
 
After the previous day in the Knockmealdowns had .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Knockanore)
 
You can drive right to the summit of Knockanore i .. by three5four0   (Show all for Knockanore)
 
What a view!! .. by atlantic73   (Show all for Knockanore)
 
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