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Knocknahillion Mountain Cnoc na hUilleann A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc na hUilleann Thiar [TR], 'hill of Uillinn Thiar') Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 607m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L87036 53756
Place visited by 259 members. Recently by: Aciddrinker, Chance, young_mephisto, upper, No1Grumbler, obrien116, chrismcgivney, pcost, Carolyn105, derekpkearney, GSheehy, reidyden, Roswayman, Tran, Maire-Ni
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Longitude: -9.703964, Latitude: 53.521816 , Easting: 87036, Northing: 253756 Prominence: 152m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 487009 753778,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknh, 10 char: Kncknhln
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Rather than a hill-name, Uillinn Thiar is the name of a townland meaning 'elbow - west'.   Cnoc na hUilleann is the 272nd highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Knocknahillion (<i>Cnoc na hUilleann</i>) in area Maamturks, Ireland
csd on Knocknahillion, 2003
by csd  31 Mar 2003
Knocknahillion (L) and Letterbreckaun (R), taken from the W slopes of Binn idir an Dá Log on the descent to L. Mamochoige, 29.03.2003. Linkback:
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Picture: The view over to the 12 Bens from the summit
Views reward a hard slog up
by csd  26 Sep 2010
Seven years after getting close, I finally made it to the summit of Cnoc na hUilleann. I followed the rough track that starts below the cottage, but rather than heading for Mám Ochóige I cut directly up to the summit at the start of the forest you can see in my other comment. It's a brutal slog straight up, with a small bit of scrambling required, but the views are well worth it. Linkback:
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Wet and windy days can be fun too!
by IainT  2 Oct 2018
The mara was enthusiastically emptying itself over the lands of the Conmaicne this morning, but at least that meant the waterfalls on the way up Knocknahullion were looking good. Even though I knew it was coming the sheer bald rockiness of Lugbaun still came as a shock. You come over the lip of the last falls and it hits you in the face like a blow. Once into the hidden grassy coum behind another thing hit me strongly too - despite the rubbish weather there was absolutely nowhere else I'd rather be. In better weather the scrambles up the back of the coum are fun, but given the (non) friction of wet quartzite I opted for the steep grass up right to join the ridge heading up towards Knocknahullion main summit. At the ridge a third thing hit me, the wind, but at least the lumpiness of the Maum Turks enables you to duck out of it a lot of the time. After visiting the summit I retraced my steps to the col and continued over the North Top and Barr Log Riabhach, with the little lochans providing comforting indications that I was where I thought I was. The first bit of the ridge up to Letterbreckaun is nicely narrow, a reminder that I really must investigate those slabs down to the right one day. The main hill itself was blocking the wind nicely too. One day I will get a view from the top of Letterbreckaun, but realistically it was never going to happen today, and duly didn't. That's hill 4 me 0, but at least it wasn't snowing this time. Back down at the col with Barr Log Riabhach I decided to cut down directly westwards. I'd scrambled about here in the past and figured I could find a way down. All went ok, with a few zigzag sheep tracks to help, but it definitely isn't a recommended way off unless you're happy with commitment and exposure. Needless to say, the weather improved as soon as I got down, but I'd had a hugely enjoyable few hours despite it. Linkback:
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Picture: The Twelve Bens from the summit of Knocknahillion
One of my favourites!!!
by young_mephisto  6 Jan 2021
The Maumahoge Saddle is one of my favourite hikes so it is nice to get a new perspective. I climbed this peak during a beautiful heatwave in July 2020. A fairly straighforward hike from the saddle where you can continue along a very obvious ridge. Aim to approach the summit from the north-east as the southern approach is very steep with a near cliff like drop off. The summit is unremarkable but the views on a clear day are unbeatable. Linkback:
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