Cnoc na Toinne 845m mountain, MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ireland at
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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 Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 845m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V81115 83400
Place visited by 461 members. Recently by: John.geary, msammon, Dalcassian, leonardt, Deise-Man, wallr, rangertobi, seamaspeineas, itshimkeith, Roswayman, seanmeehan, denisdeasy, finkey86, JeanM, david bourke
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Longitude: -9.731475, Latitude: 51.990437 , Easting: 81115, Northing: 83400 Prominence: 80m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 481086 583459,   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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Picture: Climbing the Zig-Zags. Photo: Y. Le Roux.
denise-vosges on Cnoc na Toinne, 2008
by denise-vosges  10 Dec 2008
Climbing Carrauntoohil! I had been dreaming of it since the first time I came to Ireland, one and a half years ago! And I did it on the 16th of November with Paul and our friend, Yann. We had decided to climb Cnoc na Toinne by a path (new to us) named “the Zig-Zags”, as described in Jim Ryan’s guidebook.
We parked our car at Lisleibane and we took the flat, wide path alongside the Gaddagh River. We knew we would have to cross the outflow of Lough Gouragh, but after heavy rains the river was in spate. To reach Cnoc na Toinne, we had no choice but to cross the river. The river was so deep and the current so strong, we decided to cross bare-foot to keep our shoes and clothes dry. I made the mistake of not tying my shoes together for safety. In the middle of the crossing I let go of one of my shoes in the river and I saw it being swept away by the current. Miraculously, I managed to catch it at the last minute. At least it would be more comfortable to climb Carrauntoohil with one shoe soaked than bare-foot!
The path for the Zig-Zags starts about 200m before the foot of Devil’s Ladder on the left. As the name suggests, it climbs tortuously to the summit of Cnoc na Toinne. It is a very good alternative to the Devil’s Ladder, with quite easy ground on the NW slope of Cnoc na Toinne. Above all, it is a good deal safer than the Devil’s Ladder, but as Jim Ryan says, the main difficulty is to find the start! A few hundred metres farther on, the path becomes more obvious. At the top you gain a smooth, grassy ridge, which is easy to follow to the summit of Cnoc na Toinne. (Walk description continued under Carrauntoohil.) Linkback:
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