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Midlands SW Area   N: Knockshigowna Subarea
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Knockshigowna Hill Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Chert, sandstone & quartz conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 212m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 53 Grid Reference: S00342 95806
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: Moirabourke, Arcticaurora, TommyV, johncusack, JohnRea, ronand, High-King, wicklore, cathalferris, conormcbandon, frankmc04, sandman, jackill, delboyir, eamonoc
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Longitude: -7.995611, Latitude: 53.013276 , Easting: 200342, Northing: 195806 Prominence: 130m,  Isolation: 17.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 600294 695841,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc212, 10 char: Knckshg212
Bedrock type: Chert, sandstone & quartz conglomerate, (Fairy Hill Conglomerate Formation)

Knockshigowna is the 1378th highest place in Ireland. Knockshigowna is the most northerly summit in the Midlands SW area.

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Knockshegowna
Short Summary created by aidand  22 Jan 2014
Knockshegowna hill is situated a few miles south of Birr. The hill is privately owned and forms part of Fairymount Open Farm. The farm is open to the public though there is an entrance fee. There are a number of walking trails laid out, a small lake, picnic areas and a mountain bike trail. Full details are available on www.fairymountfarm.com. It's a pleasant enough place to visit, more for a family outing than a serious walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1276/comment/15520/
 
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Picture: Summit clutter at the top.
 
Grandad Day!
by paddyhillsbagger  29 Mar 2014
When you have a couple of the grandkids for the day then what better than tiring them out on a local hill? Knockshigowna is off the main N52 road and is easily spotted at night by it's illuminated large cross. I parked at the Fairymount Farm car park S000 957 starA where much renovation and other works are in progress. Following the Red Hill trail it was easy enough for the little ones who enjoyed the views from the top. The summit itself not only has the aforementioned cross but a trig, an ugly communication mast collection and a currently in progress downhill MTB platform and course which crosses the walking route and is at present a bit of a scar. No doubt the owner has big plans for the future and I suspect it is a busy spot when the cycling is in full swing. As it was we only met 3 other walkers on the day. The cafe was not staffed and there wasn't anyone about. Summer season will no doubt be a different experience but it's a pleasant spot to take the family. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1276/comment/15954/
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Picture: Bikepark Ireland.
Fairymount Farm.
by sandman  28 Jul 2015
The owners, who were very welcoming, explained to me that as it got harder to make a living in agriculture they decided to use the isolated hill that their farm was located on to develop walking trails but alas walkers were as profitable as agriculture so they developed a fantastic facility for mountain bikes. The walking trails are no more but I was allowed up to the summit via the uplift road without a cover charge . In another part of the farm on the opposite side of the road from the bike park a cricket pitch complete with pavilion is located. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1276/comment/18215/
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Picture: Trig and Cross at the Summit
 
Prominent little hill
by TommyV  23 Oct 2023
The mountain bike park on Knockshigowna is closed indefinitely due to the crazy nature of insurance and it's costs . This makes accessing the hill from the farm a no go unless you want to drive up to the farm and knock on the door and ask. I didn't want to go disturbing anybody on a Sunday afternoon so I instead drove around to the North side of the hill. At S00726 95994 starB there is a prominent bend to the left on the road, directly ahead is an entrance to a farm/house and on the right is a gate. There is room to park a car here, the gate has no lock and no private property sign, and it's actually possible to skirt in around the pillar of the gate without needing to open or climb it. There is a track that leads uphill through a wooded area for about 600 metres directly to the summit. As there is a small mast compound on the hill I assume that this is the access track for it and there should be no issue to use it to access the summit. In any case it's such a short jaunt, you will be up and down before you know it. As it's such a prominent hill, there are very good views at the top for such little effort. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1276/comment/24066/
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