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Iveragh NW Area
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84 
Highest place:
Knocknadobar, 690m
Maximum height for area: 690 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 565 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Geokaun Hill Valentia Island Island An Geocán A name in Irish
also Feaghmaan Mountain an extra name in English
(Ir. An Geocán [logainm.ie], perhaps 'the pipe or reed' or 'the lump'
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Kerry County, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 266m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V38641 77043
Place visited by 46 members. Recently by: aifric_n04, peter1, Wildrover, DeltaP, IainT, 3K_Fters, markmjcampion, Ulsterpooka, JohnAshton, liz50, tsheehy, fingalscave, Philewis, jimbloomer, tomodub
Island visited by 48 members.
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Longitude: -10.346247, Latitude: 51.922648 , Easting: 38641, Northing: 77043 Prominence: 266m,  Isolation: 4.7km
ITM: 438626 577104,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Gkn, 10 char: Geokaun
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

This name is pronounced 'yokawn'. It is of obscure origin, but may refer to a pole or mast on the summit. It may have a parallel in Gokane Point, a headland south of Skibbereen. Feaghmaan East and West are townlands on the slopes of Geokaun.   Geokaun is the 1126th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Geokaun in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Valentia Harbour from Geokaun
 
Surely the best view in Ireland
by Cormacg  5 Sep 2011
From the top of this one hill you can see the Skelligs to the south-west, the Blasket Islands, Slea Head and Mt Eagle to the north-west, Mount Brandon to the north, Knocknadobar to the north-east, and (if you're lucky) Carrauntoohil and its two companions to the east.

Yes you can drive to the summit and see it all without effort for €4, or you can climb it from sea-level. Park at the Tetrapod car park at Dohilla (V3871 7782 A) and climb from the gate of the radio station. Up and down in about an hour, it's similar in height and difficulty to climbing Bray Head (in Wicklow) from the Esplanade. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/988/comment/6509/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Geokaun in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: For the price they could have done something about the mist...
dbloke on Geokaun, 2009
by dbloke  27 Sep 2009
One of the easiest summits listed on Mountain Views, but also possibly the most expensive. It's easy to see where all the money goes. You will have no trouble finding Geokaun. Whether you approach Valencia Island from the bridge at Portmagee or by ferry from Reenard, every road junction has a sign to point you in the right direction. When you arrive at the security camera controlled entrance you pay your €5 at the machine and get a ticket. Don't worry, there's another machine here that gives change. At this point you can park up and get tea and snacks, or maybe save that for later. Driving up the track takes you to the first car park where a 2 min walk brings you to Fogher Cliffs. Not quite the Cliffs of Moher Experience, but nice nonetheless. No chance of any Skellig Michael type fatalities here what with all the steel barriers erected for your safety. Onwards up to car park no. 2 where there is a collection of information boards and views West towards Bray Head. There are 30 odd of these information boards dotted around the place. Finally upwards to the last car park where you are quite literally a stone's throw from the summit. At 266m I reckon that makes this €1.88 per 100m, compared to Carrauntoohil (€2 at Cronin's Yard) whose 1039m works out at €0.19 per 100m. And they have showers. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/988/comment/4149/
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The summit is the other side of the gate
by three5four0  28 Sep 2011
Great views to be had from the car park here, and for little effort too. But beware ! The spot height is just on the other side of the locked gates of the mast compound. Luckily these are not high and can be crossed to reach the summit ( only a metre or 2 inside ), giving a polite wave to the cctv of course or ask the nice girl in the cabin at the entrance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/988/comment/6544/
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dbloke on Geokaun, 2009
by dbloke  28 Sep 2009
P.S. I forgot to mention. It also has its own website: http://www.geokaunmountain.com/ Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/988/comment/4150/
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