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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
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknadobar (<i>Cnoc na dTobar</i>) in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: The summit area
 
High, bulky coastal peak with commanding views from its grassy summit
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy  9 Dec 2020
Knocknadobar, adjacent to the Ring of Kerry and near Cahersiveen has a well-known pilgrim trail to the S and is noted for its views of Iveragh, various islands and Corca Dhuibhne.
SW. Park at V48095 82957 A or root around for a free alternative. The sign-posted pilgrims' path starts here - it's long and twisty and not the easiest track to follow in places and can be rough. It continues to the summit area which is marked by a couple of large crosses. The high point is a few hundred metres to the east of the main cross, marked by a trig pillar surrounded by stones....for those wishing to avoid this path, an alternative is to strike E soon after having passed farming country to pick up the well-defined SW ridge which will give a more direct descent. Both routes are around 4k and should take circa 2 hrs. If returning the same way, be sure to head first to V51205 84757 B for a fine view of Glendalough Lake.
NE. There is parking for 3-4 cars in a lay-by at V53025 87288 C. Follow an indistinct path for about 200m to a fence corner marked by a 'yellow man' post. Follow the obvious track which heads steadily uphill to the col over Glendalough lakes at V52009 85016 D. Head roughly SW steeply to reach a cairn at V51189 84719 E. The trig point is 50m higher and approx 600m further. Allow 2hrs+
Track/3625 is an 18k loop that takes in 4 peaks and finishes in a 4k road walk. Track/936 is a linear route taking in 3 peaks...add 2k to include K Nth Top. Track/2345 is also noteworthy from the N. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/123/comment/4883/
 
Approach from the North .. by liz50   (Show all for Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar))
 
Great views .. by Wilderness   (Show all for Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar))
 
The Pilgrim Path .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar))
 
Knocknadober, nestling on the very west of the Iv .. by osullivanm   (Show all for Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar))
 
This is my favourite walk in Ireland (I have done .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Knocknadobar (Cnoc na dTobar))
 
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