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Caha Mountains Area , Cen: Knockowen Subarea
Feature count in area: 57, by county: Cork: 32, Kerry: 36, of which 11 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88
Highest Place: Hungry Hill 682m

Starting Places (51) in area Caha Mountains:
Ardgroom, Barley Lake North, Bere Island Pier, Caha Pass, Canshanavoe South, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Castletownbere Lifeboat Harbour, Clashduff River Farm, Coolieragh Harbour Road, Coomadayallig Lake Road N, Coomadayallig Lake Road S, Cooryeen Lane, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreenataggart Stone Circle Road, Dromoghty Lough North, Dunboy Wood, Esk Boreen, Eyeries, Fehanah Lane, Garinish Island Pier, Glantrasna Bridge, Glenbeg Lough N, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gleninchaquin Waterfall, Gowlaun Lough, Healy Pass, Healy Pass Hairpin, Ilnacullin Car Park, Kenmare Bridge, Knockacullin Lane, Leahill Bog, Leitrim Beg Standing Stone, Lough Inchiquin SE, Magannagan Stream, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nora's Cottage, Old Lansdowne School, Owgarriff River Lane, Peg's Shop, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Red Trout Lake, Reenroe Bridge, River Drimminboy Track, Rossmackowen Bridge, Rossmackowen Cemetery, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Toberbanaha, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area Caha Mountains:
Cen: Hungry Hill: Coombane 510m, Derryclancy 554m, Hungry Hill 682m
Cen: Knockowen: Cushnaficulla 594m, Glenkeel Top 417m, Knockastumpa 398m, Knockeirky 577m, Knockeirky South Top 523m, Knockowen 658m, Stookeennalackareha 412m
E: Glengarriff: Derrynafulla SW 375m, Gowlbeg Mountain 362m, Nareera 530m, Nareera North Top 503m, Nareera South-West Top 505m, Shrone Hill 283m, Sugarloaf Mountain 574m, Sugarloaf Mountain Far West Top 560m, Sugarloaf Mountain West Top 565m
N: Coomnadiha: Baurearagh Mountain 489m, Caha Far SE Top 555m, Caha SE Top 585m, Coomnadiha 644m, Coomnalack Top 435m, Cummeenbaun 510m, Droppa 522m, Killane Mountain 537m, Killane Mountain South-West Top 533m, Knockagarrane 414m, Knockreagh 500m
N: Knockeirka: Barraduff Mountain 400m, Killaha Mountain 400m, Knockeirka 426m
N: Knocknagorraveela: Derrysallagh 410m, Feorus East 474m, Knocknagorraveela 507m, Knocknagorraveela NE Top 464m
N: Lauragh: Knockanoughanish 386m, Knockatee 330m
S: Castletownbere: Disert 205m, Knockanallig (Bear Island) 267m
W: Ardgroom: Derryvour Hill 160m
W: Eskatarriff: Coomacloghane 599m, Eskatarriff 600.5m, Eskatarriff East Top 532.7m, Knocknaveacal North Top 509.1m, Knocknaveacal South Top 507.2m, Lackabane 603m, Tooreenbaha 408.7m, Tooreennamna 524m, Tooth Mountain 592m
W: Knocknagree: Knocknagree 586m, Knocknagree East Top 461m, Knocknagree SE Top 442m, Lackawee 572m, Maulin 621m, Maulin North Top 579m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockeirky South Top, 523m Mountain Cnoc Adhairce (mullach theas) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Knockeirky. Canshanavoe an extra name in English, Cork County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg Lists, Knockeirky South Top is the 500th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V82700 53700, OS 1:50k mapsheet 84
Place visited by: 32 members, recently by: maoris, Cobhclimber, Oscar-mckinney, Kirsty, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, miriam, Ulsterpooka, Grumbler, jackos, annem, Geo, mountainmike, John.geary, jimmytherabbit
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Longitude: -9.698263, Latitude: 51.723973, Easting: 82700, Northing: 53700, Prominence: 25m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 482675 553766
Bedrock type: Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone, (Gun Point Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc523, 10 char: KnckrkSthT

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1470/
Gallery for Knockeirky South Top (Cnoc Adhairce (mullach theas)) and surrounds
Summary for Knockeirky South Top (Cnoc Adhairce (mullach theas)): Splendid views from this fine summit.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2021-08-30 15:01:49
            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockeirky South Top (<em>Cnoc Adhairce (mullach theas)</em>)
Picture: Glenkeel Lough and broader Cahas seen from summit.
One approach is from the south. Leave the main road at at Cn'avoe (V829 527) and drive up the road which curves around towards a farm. If there is a farmer present, ask permission to access the mountain through the gate at Cn'avoe (V829 528), although it has previously been granted with no problem. There is sufficient room to park at the farm entrance (also previously granted) or alternatively there is parking for one car a little bit back along this side road. Go through the gate and follow a curving, rising route around the mountain to the NW, before swinging NE around A (V818 534). The gradient is steep but quite manageable, a mixture of grass and rock underfoot. Continue in this direction for about 1.5km which will take you to the summit area. Simplest, safest return route is to retrace your steps, although you may wish to take in Glenkeel Top. For alternative route down, see that summit page.
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockeirky South Top (<em>Cnoc Adhairce (mullach theas)</em>)
Picture: Looking NE from the summit cairn.
Not to be missed !!
by David-Guenot 14 Jun 2015
Climbed Canshanavoe as part of a loop walk in March 2014, starting from the Healy Pass and including Knockowen, Cushnaficulla, Knockeirky, Glenkeel Top and Stoockeenalackareha (see track 2767). I was glad to see this summit was included in the new Arderin Beg list, as it has been one of my favourite spots along this long walk. The weather was rather cold and cloudy, with a few sunny spells (it even snowed for a few minutes on the way back to Knockowen), clear enough to enjoy the views almost all along the way though. The summit is topped with a small cairn. The area is wild and remote, and the views are extensive, especially to the E and NE towards the Caha Mountains, Glenlough Mountain, Glenkeel Top and the Sugarloaf Mountain ridge. Hungry Hill stands proudly to the SW. The views over Bantry Bay and Adrigole Bay to the S are best seen from a flattish area SSE of the summit (see other comment). Also some nice views towards Knockeirky, Cushnaficulla and Knockowen to the N. The ridge that leads to Knockeirky is quite long, but rather easy-going, despite a few ponds and peat hags to contour. I would really recommend this loop walk, as the scenery is absolutely beautiful all along the way. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1470/comment/18124/
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Picture: Bantry Bay and Adrigole Bay from the SSE of Canshanvoe
A stunning viewpoint !!
by David-Guenot 14 Jun 2015
Canshanavoe can be climbed from Glenkeel Lough (E). The ascent is quite steep from that side and it is worth having a short break before reaching the top to enjoy the amazing views over Bantry Bay and Hungry Hill to the S/SW and also over the steep cliffs W of Nareera to the E. There is a rather flattish area to the SSE of the summit, between contours 450 and 500m, strewn with endless bands of bare, flat rock, which is a fantastic promontory over Bantry and Adrigole bays (see pic). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1470/comment/18123/
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Big Bang for your Buck
by muddyboots 10 Jun 2020
See Track 4301 for photos and description. Shorter route than David-Guenot and no farmers or high fences!! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1470/comment/20798/
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Picture: A view from the eastern slopes.
Knockout scenery
by Colin Murphy 30 Aug 2021
This walk turned out to be one of my all-time favourites. I did it on a fine August day approaching from the south with the kind permission of a friendly farmer. (See short summary.) The approach up the western slope was beautiful enough, with great views toward the surrounding coastlines, but the scenery to the east and north east presenting itself from the top was truly spectacular, other-worldly almost. I also bagged Glenkeel Top that day. See that top's page for my precarious descent! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1470/comment/23255/
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