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Dunkerron Mountains Area   Cen: Knocknagantee Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Places in area Dunkerron Mountains:
Cen: An Bheann Mhór:   An Bheann Mhór 674.7mAn Bhinn Láir 514mCoomcallee 648.9mBeann na Stiocairí 673.1mCoomnahorna 590mGlanbeg 485.8mSlievenashaska 578mSlievenashaska South Top 566m
Cen: Knocknagantee:   Knockmoyle 684mFinnararagh 667mCnoc Breasail 591mKnocknagantee 676mKnocknagantee West Top 553mCoomnacronia 636mCoomura Mountain 666m
Cen: Mullaghanattin:   An Cnoc Riabhach 534mBeann 752mBeann Far SW Top 636.2mBeann NE Top 692mBeann South Top 639mBeann SW Top 657mSallagh 570mMullaghanattin 773mMullaghanattin East Top 594mSallagh South-West Top 543m
E: Kenmare:   Gortamullin 205mKnockanaskill 356mLetter South 362m
N: Knocknacusha:   Knocknacusha 547m
NE: Knocknabreeda Ridge:   Crossderry 489mKnocknabreeda 569mMothaillín 506m
NE: Knocknagapple:   Bascadh 595mBascadh West Top 569mBoughil 631mCnoc na gCapall 639mKnocklomena 641m
NE: Stumpa Dúloigh:   Broaghnabinnia 745mKnockaunanattin 569mKnockaunanattin West Top 467mStumpa Dúloigh 784mStumpa Dúloigh SE Top 780mStumpa Dúloigh SW Top 663m
SW: Caherdaniel:   Farraniaragh Mountain 468mEagle Hill 155mReenearagh 162mBeenarourke 304mKnocknasullig 117mCahernageeha Mountain 499m
SW: Coad ( Castle Cove ):   Beenrour 418mEagles Hill 549mMullaghbeg 509m
SW: Coomduff:   Coomduff 244m
SW: Deenish:   Deenish Island (2) 144m
SW: Esknaloughoge:   Esknaloughoge 416mEsknaloughoge North Top 420m
SW: Scarriff:   Scarriff Island 252m
SW: Sneem:   An Bheann Mhór 308mDereenavurrig Hill 261mKnockanamadane 270mKnocknafreaghane 313mKnocknagullion 413m
SW: Staigue:   Staigue Top 459mStaigue NE Top 435m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockmoyle Mountain An Cnoc Maol A name in Irish (prob. Ir. An Cnoc Maol [PDT], 'bald or round hill') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 684m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V66514 74980
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Longitude: -9.940577, Latitude: 51.911477 , Easting: 66514, Northing: 74980 Prominence: 169m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 466492 575039,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc684, 10 char: Knockmoyle
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

Overlooks the valley of Coomura. The name was recorded in 1845 as Cruckmweel with the approval of T.E. Larcom (Lieutenant Thomas Larcom of Royal Engineers, in charge of the Ordnance Survey in Ireland) and then given a standardised anglicisation as Knockmoyle by John O’Donovan, the renowned Gaelic scholar who was later appointed Professor of Celtic Languages at Queen’s College, Belfast. The Irish name for this peak is given as Eisc an Ghalláin at logainm.ie, citing the aerial map in Ó Cíobháin’s Toponomia Hiberniae III. However, this name means ‘ravine of the standing stone’ and is marked on O’Cíobháin’s own map as a ravine leading up to this peak, not as a name of the peak itself, which is unnamed on the map.   An Cnoc Maol is the 136th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmoyle (<i>An Cnoc Maol</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockmoyle from lower slopes of Coomura Mountain
 
Highpoint of the plateau east of Coomavoher
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Onzy  31 Mar 2021
Knockmoyle in mid Iveragh, close to the Glencar-Waterville road, may have an uninspiring summit but it more than makes up for this with its surrounding coums and loughs, in particular the gem that is Coomavoher. It's worth the long drive just to walk in this coum alone! And you are very likely to be alone! It also overlooks Coomura to the NE and is home to some staggering views over this desolate part of Iveragh as well as further afield to the Glenbeigh hills and Knocknadobar.

NW. For the most direct route park with care at V64723 75805 A. Head E along the track that veers SE after a km and heads steeply up into Knockmoyle's western coum. Aim for the knoll at V66209 74570 B after which there is a much gentler route to the summit. Allow 1.5hrs+

W. Park with permission at around V63155 7389 from where a circuit of Coomavoher itself, taking in K'moyle and K'nagantee, as well as any, or all of, Cnoc Breasail, Coomura and Coomnacronia is possible. This is a long walk and to take in all the tops allow circa 8 hours.
From this starting point it is also possible to walk into Coomavoher [a sublime experience!] and to ascend v steeply either N or S from approx. V65203 73867 C.

S. Park either at V66909 71220 D or V67473 70636 E. There is a fine circuit of Eagle's Lough taking in Knocknagantee and Coomnacronia which can extended to take in both K'moyle and Coomura Mt. Allow around 5 hours

Notable tracks incl. track/3224, track/1969, track/3622 and track/4409. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/131/comment/4891/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmoyle (<i>An Cnoc Maol</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lakes at the head of Coomavoher under Knockmoyle
simon3 on Knockmoyle, 2005
by simon3  20 Dec 2005
Come SW over the Ballaghisheen Pass and you can see Knockmoyle very clearly (well, assuming you can see anything of course). Knockmoyle is just the NW corner of a high plateau, which it shares with Coomura Mtn and Knocknagantee. After I visited the place on a day with the cloud down I really wasn't surprised to read later in Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork and Kerry] that "A little further north I did my most desolate walk one winter: that was the circuit of Coomavoher." Later he says of Knockmoyle "This is quite a respectable looking peak from the north, but it is a featureless bog from the south: no place to be in mist." I would completely agree though on a modern note I would also mention that there is a particularly unpleasant variety of high barbed wire fence there also.

The Coomavoher valley rises West to East just to the south of Knockmoyle having no less than 5 lakes. (There's a sixth pond in line with the others and even higher which arguably should be included.). The picture was taken from the southern side of Coomavoher near pt 553 on the 1:50k. The two lakes are numbers 3 and 4 in height order. Actually number 5 is visible high on the extreme right - it was much clearer in the original picture. I couldn't see the "slender thread of waterfall which issues from it" as extolled by David Herman [Hillwalkers Kerry] which was a pity. The summit on the skyline is Knockmoyle and the ridge to the right leads to Knocknagantee. What remote lakes, what a fantastic wild valley! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/131/comment/1925/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmoyle (<i>An Cnoc Maol</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockmoyle
 
eric on Knockmoyle, 2005
by eric  20 Dec 2005
Knockmoyle (centre) showing the high plateau which it shares with Coomura Mtn (right). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/131/comment/2110/
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