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Iveragh NW Area , N: Knocknadobar Subarea
Feature count in area: 18, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84
Highest Place: Knocknadobar 690m

Starting Places (15) in area Iveragh NW:
Cahernaman, Cahersiveen, Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrims Path, Coonanna Harbour, Cooncrome Harbour, Coosatemple Cove, Coulagh Bridge Road, unuseableCúm an Easpaig, Ducalla, Killurly SW, Kimego Forest E, Puffin Island, Roads Lough, Tetrapod CP, Villa Nuovo

Summits & other features in area Iveragh NW:
Cen: Cahirsiveen: Beenduff 479m, Beentee 376m, Foilclogh 497m
N: Castlequin: Castlequin 361m
N: Killelan: Killelan Mountain 275m
N: Knocknadobar: Kells Mountain 633m, Kells Mountain East Top 612m, Knocknadobar 690m, Knocknadobar North Top 602m
SW: Ballinskelligs: Bolus 410m, Killurly 331m
SW: Portmagee: Formaoil 206m, Knocknaskereighta 395m, Puffin Island 159m
SW: Skelligs: Skellig Rock Little 131m, Skellig Michael 217m
SW: Valentia: Bray Head 239m, Geokaun (Valentia Island) 266m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Kells Mountain East Top, 612m Mountain Sliabh na gCeall (mullach thoir) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Kells Mountain., Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Kells Mountain East Top is the third highest mountain in the Iveragh NW area and the 265th highest in Ireland. Kells Mountain East Top is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the Iveragh NW area.
Grid Reference V53633 86031, OS 1:50k mapsheet 83
Place visited by: 112 members, recently by: maoris, chelman7, NualaB, ToughSoles, Krzysztof_K, mdehantschutter, Arcticaurora, Beti13, Moses, Hjonna, mrfleetfoot, nevgeoran, glencree, Clairo36, a3642278
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Longitude: -10.132323, Latitude: 52.007509, Easting: 53633, Northing: 86031, Prominence: 27m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 453615 586090
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: This is the last peak on the ridge at the other end from Knocknadobar. It overlooks Kells and Roads Lough.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Kls612, 10 char: KlsMntnEst

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Summary for Kells Mountain East Top (Sliabh na gCeall (mullach thoir)): Steep but rewarding ascent
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2014-02-17 16:22:33
   picture about Kells Mountain East Top (<em>Sliabh na gCeall (mullach thoir)</em>)
Picture: Summit cairn
Park at A (V528 872). Proceed up through a steep field alongside a stream for 100m, crossing a fence where you'll see a narrow rocky track. Turn left along track for a few hundred metres before ascending directly south via a steep heather-covered spur. The slope becomes less steep at about 400m altitude and the heather is replaced by short grass, which makes the going considerably easier. There are great views over Roads Lough and along the precipitous valley sides to the left. At point B (V533 862) you will emerge into a broad, almost flat area between Kells Mountain and the East top. Turn left and walk 300m. The broad summit area rises fairly sharply for about 20m and is a a mixture of rock and grass. The summit is marked by a significant cairn. Time for ascent 1.5 hours.
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Picture: View Southwards from Kells Mountain East Top
osullivanm on Kells Mountain East Top
by osullivanm 14 Aug 2005
This is the last top(612) on the Knocknadober ridge heading North East and is an easy walk from Kells Mountain. Given that our car was parked on the coast road ( approx. C (V525 875)) we descended via the north flank of the mountain on steep ground encountering serious amounts of heather and high ferns - enough to convince us that a descent from Kells Mountain would probably have been a better option. Linkback:
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Picture: Mount Foley and Drung Hill from near Roads Lough.
Scrambling route on NNE spur
by markmjcampion 24 Dec 2020
I followed Li50's directions initially but when I got to the first fence corner I took a notion to head over for a gawk at Roads Lough. well worth it too as the lough sits obliviously beneath some very steep ground on the lower slopes of Kells East Top. I then raised the ante on my first notion and took a second notion to climb up the steep slopes on the eastern side of the lough, starting from D (V53731 86882). If you've not got long legs not a head for heights and scrambling experience then this is not for could still go up this spur but it would be better to start about 200m north of the lough. Anyway, the way up was tricky but there were enough footholds and heather to grab onto and once the tough initial part was out of the way the rest was plain sailing. That said, I wouldn't fancy it in summer conditions when the heather and ferns might prove irksome. A little over an hour to the summit.
As I tried to take a summit pic from Kells My, my battery went from 6% to the dreaded 5% so no joy. Linkback:
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Great hike up Kells East
by BillWatson 8 Nov 2018
Three of us climbed this. My nephew cooled off in Roads Lough on the way up. The weather was nearly perfect. It was steep but manageable. This is my first entry on MV. Linkback:
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