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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
Place visited by 523 members. Recently by: JohnAshton, Bunsen7, jackos, garv60, SeanPurcell, derekfanning, MickM45, NMangan, stuartdonaldson1, paulbrown, ElaineM76, Carolyn105, finbarr65, annem, michaelseaver
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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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Cnoc na Toinne just right of centre as viewed fro .. by jackill   (Show all for Cnoc na Toinne )
 
Not to be underestimated .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Cnoc na Toinne )
 
Kerry memories! .. by gladcelt   (Show all for Cnoc na Toinne )
 
Alternative Descent Of Carrauntoohil With Bonus V .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cnoc na Toinne )
 
The poor neighbour .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Cnoc na Toinne )
 
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