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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   SE: Reeks East Subarea
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Cnoc na Toinne Mountain , also An Caisleán Geal an extra name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc na Toinne [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the wave') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 844.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V81120 83399
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Longitude: -9.731329, Latitude: 51.99043 , Easting: 81120, Northing: 83399 Prominence: 80m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 481096 583458,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CncnTn, 10 char: CncnTn
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

Ó Cíobháin also gives the alternative name An Caisleán Geal [TH], 'the bright castle'. The path known as Bóthar na Gíge or the Zig-Zags attains the ridge near the summit of Cnoc na Toinne.   Cnoc na Toinne is the 23rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc na Toinne</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Panoramic view of both glens, looking north west
 
Imagine a gap, it's easy if you try
by Bunsen7  19 Sep 2021
My recent visit to Cnoc Na Toinne coincided with the arrival at the top of the devil's ladder of a very large, loud group of supposedly 70 twenty-something thrillseekers, each of which was welcomed by the ever growing crowd by a raucous reception and cries of "ole, ole, ole".

They were there for the craic. I was there for the views. We both got what we wanted. But it suited me that we were going in opposite directions. As I looked back down towards them from Cnoc na Toinne, I could see dark clouds descending, and wondered how mighty the craic would be in heavy rain. I could also see into the Bridia valley and Hag's Glen.

I wondered if the geologists that surveyed this area in the 1850s might have bagged this top. In their memoirs, published in 1859, they commented on the proliferation of corries across the reeks, and regarding the col between this top and Carrauntoohill, curiously noted: "
The Hags Glen and the Curraghmore Glen penetrate so deeply into the range that a comparatively slight addition to the erosive action that formed them would have excavated a gap or pass right through the range and formed a still more magnificent gorge, perhaps, than the Gap of Dunloe".

That would have made for a tougher climb between this top and Ireland's highest! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/23/comment/23279/
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jackill on Cnoc na Toinne, 2004
by jackill  29 Aug 2004
Cnoc na Toinne just right of centre as viewed from the top of The Bone under Maolan Bui. The top of the Devils Ladder is just visible to the right of centre with Carrauntoohil covered in cloud behind it. The Bone makes is a much easier way to descend from the ridge than The Devils Ladder - it has a fairly distinct path all the way down (look for the iron posts and the line of stones) and you're unlikely to get hit on the noggin by loose rocks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/23/comment/1141/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc na Toinne</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Carrauntoohill viewed on the way down the Zig Zags
 
Not to be underestimated
by Kennyj  3 Sep 2015
Climbed this one on the descent of Carrauntoohill on Tuesday while on a short break in Killarney,spectacular views far and wide while going up.Walked across the plateau to a small cairn about half ways across marking the start of the ZigZags and made my way down the winding track to the Hags Glen below. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/23/comment/18284/
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Kerry memories!
by gladcelt  5 Dec 2011
Wonderful picture! Brings back great memories and reminds me it has been too long since I visited the Reeks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/23/comment/6642/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain <i>Cnoc na Toinne</i>  in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Across Curraghmore Lake to Bridia Valley On Ascent
Alternative Descent Of Carrauntoohil With Bonus Views.
by Aidy  2 Aug 2014
Coming down from Carrauntoohil, the clouds which had obscured the views from that summit, started to clear a little, so instead of descending the Devil's Ladder, I made for the top of Cnoc na Toinne, and went down via the Zig Zag. I was well rewarded by magnificent views in brief windows through still fairly thick cloud. Probably a better route than the Devil's Ladder, especially on the way down, even without the added bonus of the views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/23/comment/17584/
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Picture: The summit with Carruantoohill in the background.
 
The poor neighbour
by Colin Murphy  25 May 2015
Set where it is, slap bang in the middle of the reeks, Cnoc na Toinne mostly proves a disappointment in terms of its aesthetic, as in contrast to its neighbours the summit is a simple grassy mound unmarked even by a solitary stone. Still, it is a great viewing point for the Hag's Glen. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/23/comment/18002/
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