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Iveragh NW Area   N: Knocknadobar Subarea
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,

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Knocknadobar Mountain Cnoc na dTobar A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc na dTobar [OSI], 'hill of the wells') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 690m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V50648 84513
Place visited by 188 members. Recently by: Marian_Timmons, TommyMc, marktrengove, nevgeoran, childminder05, tryfan, Dee68, a3642278, derekfanning, John.geary, Sienna, nickywood, Superterence, mrfleetfoot, Daingean
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Longitude: -10.175084, Latitude: 51.993055 , Easting: 50648, Northing: 84513 Prominence: 565m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 450631 584569,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknd, 10 char: Knckndbr
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Knocknadobar is a hill of pilgrimage. The stations of the cross were erected by Canon Brosnan in 1855. One of the wells referred to in the name is St. Fursey's Well, located at the foot of the mountain, near the start of the pilgrimage route to the summit. It is visited for a cure for eye complaints. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 137-39) for details of the mountain pilgrimage.   Knocknadobar is the highest mountain in the Iveragh NW area and the 127th highest in Ireland.

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Picture: Cnoc na dTobar Ridge
ciarraioch on Knocknadobar, 2009
by ciarraioch  10 Aug 2009
Climbed on a blustery and showery August day, ascending via the stations of the cross and descending by the ridge to the same point. There is parking for (just) a single car adjacent to the 'stations' starting point on the road between Deelis and Coomanna Pier. Pretty wet underfoot on ascent, although the crosses broke up what might otherwise be regarded as a slog. Great sea views northwards over to Corca Dhuibhne and Blascaodi, and also southwestwards to Caherciveen and Valentia. The descent by the ridge was very different - dry underfoot on top, an excellent ridge walk all in all. It felt like a different mountain. Our only problem was navigating around the rock benches and heavy heather and furze towards the bottom. There must be a better way! We arrived back at more or less the same point, travelling laterally northwards at the bottom over two fences to exit at the stations of the cross starting point. Well worth the effort! Buíochas mór to the farmers and landowners. Linkback:
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Picture: View south-westwards with Valentia Island and the Skellings in the foggy background
HimiWack on Knocknadobar, 2009
by HimiWack  25 Jul 2009
Knocknadobar is a very nice lookout point on Iveragh Penisula. Started by our ladys altar near Coonanna Harbour and followed the pilgrims way up to the top. It´s not so a big challenge to climb Knocknadobar but it´s a lovely walk up. The pilgrims way follows some serpentines along the cross stations and gives very nice views to Valentia Island, the Dingle Bay and by a clear sky, to the skellings. Unfortunately the weather did a change as i was on my way, so i had no view on the top. However i can recommend Knocknadobar for an easy 3,5 hours walk. Linkback:
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Picture: Walking towards Cahersiveen
Fourth time lucky
by liz50  25 Aug 2020
Having been on the summit of Knocknadobar on 3 previous occasions without seeing more than cloud, mist and rain I got lucky on my fourth attempt with a clear bright day.. Having made a direct approach from our staycation accommodation on the southern slope of Kells mountain which was steep and over rough ground to the summit of Kells East and Kells main top passing by Glendalough lakes nestled below the spur leading to Knocknadobar. We followed the Pilgrim Path down which is marked by 14 fine white stations of the cross to the carpark at V481 830 starA. Linkback:
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Moody Kerry Captured
by CaptainVertigo  2 Jun 2011
Whether you're preparing for this walk, or recollecting it in tranquillity, please enjoy this trademark piece of mountain moodiness by distancefading on YouTube, spiced up by a jazzy condiment. Linkback:
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