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Dunkerron Mountains Area , SW: Sneem Subarea
Feature count in area: 65, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Stumpa Dúloigh 784m

Starting Places (66) in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Ballaghasheen Coilte, Ballaghasheen Pass Viewpoint, Ballaghbeama Gap, Bohacullia, Bridia Valley End, Cahersavane Road, Cahersavane Schoolhouse, Cloon Lough NE, Cloon Lough SE, Coad Cemetery, Coad Road End, Com an Chiste, Coomaclarig Bridge, Coomnahorna River, Coomyanna Bridge, Dereenavurrig, Derreendarragh Church, Derrynane Quay, Dunkerron Mid, Eagles Lough Access Trailhead, Esknaloughoge Forest Trailhead, Fermoyle Farm, Foot Stick Ford Road, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Gortaclohane Lane End, Gortaclohane Lane NE Branch, Gortagowan Wood, Gowlane School Ruin, Gowlanes Wood, Graces Landing, Inchimore West, Isknagahinney Lough E, Kenmare Bridge, Knockanamadane, Knockanaskill N, Knocknasullig, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Laghtacallow, Lissatinnig Bridge Boreen, Looscaunagh Lough W, Lough Barfinnihy CP, Lough Brin S, Lough Coomeen SE, Lough Dromtine NE, Lough Dromtine SE, Lough Fada N, Lough Iskanamacteery N, Lough Iskanamacteery NW, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Molls Gap, Ochtiabh Road, Poulacapple, River Owroe Source, River Sneem Fermoyle Loop, Rossacoosane Mid, Sahaleen Bridge, Scarriff Island, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Sneem, Tooreenboy Lough, Tooreennafersha Mid, Tooreennafersha South, Waterville Promenade

Summits & other features in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Knocknagantee Near West Top 628m
Cen: An Bheann Mhór: An Bheann Mhór 674.7m, An Bhinn Láir 514m, Coomcallee 648.9m, Beann na Stiocairí 673.1m, Coomnahorna 590m, Glanbeg 485.8m, Slievenashaska 578m, Slievenashaska South Top 565.4m
Cen: Knocknagantee: Knockmoyle 682.1m, Finnararagh 667m, Cnoc Breasail 591m, Knocknagantee 674.3m, Knocknagantee West Top 553m, Coomnacronia 636m, Coomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin: An Cnoc Riabhach 534m, Beann 752m, Beann Far SW Top 636.2m, Beann NE Top 692m, Beann South Top 639m, Beann SW Top 657m, Sallagh 570m, Mullaghanattin 773m, Mullaghanattin East Top 594m, Sallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare: Gortamullin 205m, Knockanaskill 356m, Letter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha: Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge: Crossderry 489m, Knocknabreeda 569m, Mothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple: Bascadh 595m, Bascadh West Top 569m, Boughil 631m, Cnoc na gCapall 639m, Knocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh: Broaghnabinnia 745m, Knockaunanattin 569m, Knockaunanattin West Top 467m, Stumpa Dúloigh 784m, Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780m, Stumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel: Farraniaragh Mountain 468m, Eagle Hill 155m, Reenearagh 162m, Beenarourke 304m, Knocknasullig 117m, Cahernageeha Mountain 498.7m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ): Beenrour 418m, Eagles Hill 549m, Mullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff: Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish: Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge: Esknaloughoge 416m, Esknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff: Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem: An Bheann Mhór 309.3m, Dereenavurrig Hill 261m, Knockanamadane 270m, Knocknafreaghane 316.5m, Knocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue: Staigue Top 459m, Staigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockanamadane, 270m Hill Cnoc an Amadaun A name in Irish,
Place Rating ..
Hill of fools, Kerry County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Knockanamadane is the 1235th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V71934 66545, OS 1:50k mapsheet 84
Place visited by: 10 members, recently by: chelman7, eamonoc, ciarraioch, markmjcampion, Fergalh, osullivanm, simon3, IainT, chalky, Conor74
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.858718, Latitude: 51.837, Easting: 71934, Northing: 66545, Prominence: 124m,  Isolation: 4.4km
ITM: 471912 566608
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc270, 10 char: Kncknmdn

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1191/
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Member Comments for Knockanamadane (Cnoc an Amadaun)

A very rough little hill
by IainT 31 Dec 2016
I used to take groups up this in the early 1990s, mainly to visit the Mass Rock on the SW shoulder. It's easy to find as it's pretty much the only horizontal rock on the whole hill. We used to go up the forest edge from the Kerry Way, which was pretty rough, but then so is everywhere else, a maze of rock slabs, gorse and tussocks, an extremely rough place. Above the Mass Rock is a prominent tall cairn, the Sentry, where a lookout was stationed during services, then higher up are numerous minor tops. The name is from Cnoc an Amadaun, "hill of fools", supposedly either from people being confused by the many tops or from redcoats firing at the cairn thinking it was a person. Maybe.
Incidentally, the hill to the east (A (V764 679)), called Fiacaill locally although not named on any map I've seen, and not on any list, is a cracking little peak, easily climbed from the Kerry Way by the track on its SE flank. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1191/comment/18753/
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Picture: A look back from the summit along ridge traversed
Nice ridge walk from North
by Fergalh 28 Jun 2021
I Climbed this from the north at the edge of the forest on the R568 at B (V726 686) there is a stone track . Plenty of space to leave a car, first cross gate and follow the track for a short while than follow the narrow ridge that runs parallel to the forest fence. Eventually that will leave you on the main north south ridge C (V720 680). Follow the fence all the way from here. Two minor spot heights (269 & 261) are traversed along with one large cleft and some minor ups and downs before the final ascent of the main peak. Wonderful views from here. Ground conditions are okay not wonderful but not awful either Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1191/comment/23184/
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