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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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Knocknagantee Mountain Cnoc na gCáinte A name in Irish Ir. Cnoc na gCáinte [TH], poss. 'hill of the blamed ones’ [PDT] Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 676m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78/83 Grid Reference: V66796 72992
Place visited by 126 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, John.geary, MickM45, groe, obanboy, eoghancarton, jackos, learykid, Fergalh, eamonoc, Wilderness, nupat, Grumbler, schwann10, Teresa-ms
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Longitude: -9.935714, Latitude: 51.893688 , Easting: 66796, Northing: 72992 Prominence: 101m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 466774 573052,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckng, 10 char: Knckngnt
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & siltstone, (St. Finans Sandstone Formation)

The track to the summit makes Knocknagantee one of the more easily accessible peaks on the long, remote ridge between Ballaghbeama and Coomakista. The Irish form is given as Cnoc na gCáinte in Toponomia Hiberniae, but the meaning of the second element and the background to the name are unclear. The translation tentatively provided here takes the second element as cáinte, an adjective meaning ‘blamed, blameworthy’, in the genitive plural.   Cnoc na gCáinte is the 152nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee (<i>Cnoc na gCáinte</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Eagle's Lough under Knocknagantee
 
Updated Summary:
A high rocky summit on the spine of Iveragh overlooking a massive coum.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Onzy  Tue 4 May
Knocknagantee is a high perch which looks out over Sneem, Kenmare Bay and on to the Beara Peninsula and the Caha Mountains. It's about half way along the fairly linear chain of mountains that link the coast near Caherdaniel to the Ballaghbeama Gap. The hill is particularly impressive to the east, where its cliffs loom over the peaceful Eagle's Lough. Care needs to be taken in the area to the E of the summit.

S. Start from the farm at Gloragh, V66898 71239 A. Use can be made of a farm road leading to the W of the summit to an altitude of around 500m, from where the summit is a steep but short climb. Allow about 90 mins to the top.

Alternatively, you can leave this track at around the 300m contour and head NE over to Eagle's Lough. From here, follow the stream up to Lough Coomanassig and head straight out the back of the coum before swinging W then SW to the flattish summit marked by a stone pyramid. Allow 2.5hrs+

It can also be combined with Coomnacronia, Corruma Mountain and Knockmoyle in a 5-hour circuit starting from the above location or from opposite some farm buildings at V67483 70683 B.

W. Start at V63163 73894 C where you can park with permission. Head for the first of the Coomavoher lakes before swinging SE up to K West Top. Y]The steep part is now behind you and there's an easy but wonderful 3k walk to the top of K. Return via Knockmoyle and the northern side of Coomavoher. Allow 6 hrs+

Notable tracks incl. track/1969, track/2833 and track/3622. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/4907/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee (<i>Cnoc na gCáinte</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knocknagantee from the SW
simon3 on Knocknagantee, 2005
by simon3  12 Sep 2005
Knocknagantee can be reached as part of a circuit of Coomavoher or as described by csd. The end of a track is shown to the left of a white post in the foreground of the picture which was taken from SW of the summit. This track can be reached from roads to the east.

Knocknagantee sticks out like the prow of a ship heading south. An impressive southern marker of the flat boggy plateau to the north of it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/1940/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee (<i>Cnoc na gCáinte</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knocknagantee
 
eric on Knocknagantee, 2005
by eric  19 Dec 2005
Knocknagantee - East Ridge (On the right) with Kenmare Bay and Beara Peninsula beyond. This photograph was taken north of Lough Coomanassig (O.S. Map 78: V675737 D) which is at the base of the East Ridge. Lough Coomanassig feeds via a spectacular waterfall into the larger Eagle's Lake located at the base of the south-east facing side of Knocknagantee. The summit of Knocknagantee is about 650 metres southwest from the top of the ridge. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/2088/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee (<i>Cnoc na gCáinte</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lough Coomanassig spilling into Eagles Lough
peterkerry on Knocknagantee, 2009
by peterkerry  3 Jun 2009
Great walking in the area with the great weather last weekend! We started up the road/track from the farmyard in Gloragh then cut off east to the base of Eagles Lough, up the LHS of the waterfall & kept left of Lough Coomanassig heading straight out the back of the coom before swinging west then south-west to the flatish summit marked by a stone pyramid (man made!). Descended via the farmers road which isn't far WNW from the summit.

PS - mountain known locally as Coomanassig or Coomassig in case you're looking for directions from Sneem. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/3802/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagantee (<i>Cnoc na gCáinte</i>) in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Dramatic eastern cliffs over Eagles Lough.
 
Bedposts of the boggy bower.
by simon3  26 Apr 2011
Knocknagantee and Coomnacronia are two of the bedposts of the sagging mattress which is the upland bounded by them, Knockmoyle and Coomura to the north. A wild, remote spot made more difficult by a number of barbed wire fences.
One place to get a fine view of the cliffs of Knocknagantee is from the steep ground SW of Coomnacronia which is about 1km to the east, over Eagles Lough. Unusually the bigger cliffs of Knocknagantee, some 350m high, face east or south-east which you can see extending right from the top in the picture.
On the extreme right of the photo, Lough Coomanassig is just visible, though it is better seen in peterkerry's exciting picture. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/6312/
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csd on Knocknagantee, 2003
by csd  20 May 2003
Access to Knocknagantee is slightly tricky - follow the instructions in "Best Walks" to the letter and you will eventually end up at the farm near 669 712 E. If your car is in any way low slung, you'll need to take it very gently! The route itself is fairly straightforward, a circuit of Eagles Lough, Lough Coomanassig, and the summit of Knocknagantee itself. Keep well to the left of the waterfall on the way up to Coomanassig - the spray can make things quite slippy. Pick up the farm track on the way down off the summit (head west) - note that the track extends much further NNW than is shown on the OS map. Photo shows Knocknagantee from the eastern shore of Eagle's Lough. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/147/comment/504/
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