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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 Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 607m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L87036 53756
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Longitude: -9.703948, Latitude: 53.521807 , Easting: 87036, Northing: 253756 Prominence: 152m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 487010 753777,   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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Of Mice and Men .. by wicklore   (Show all for Cnoc na hUilleann)
 
A day and a night in Joyce Country .. by Phahie   (Show all for Cnoc na hUilleann)
 
Knocknahillion from the west.
by markwallace  11 Oct 2013
Climbed Knocknahillion from the west on a slightly overcast September day, setting off from the point where the western way meets the Ilion road (around L859 533 G). I took the route along the stream that goes up to the left of Knocknahillion (from that vantage point), and followed it up about 430m - a stiff but straightforward climb - into a high sheltered hollow with peaks on three sides, a rocky landscape, and a few ovine inhabitants who eyed me warily. Here the stream veered left, but I kept on straight to the peak ahead, called Maumean (541m) on my OS37 (but which I now see is called Knocknahillion North Top here). The wind was really lashing up here, and I pondered the name "Pass of the Birds" - birds might consider this a mountain pass, but nothing earthbound. The eastern slopes of Mamean looked really precipitous, almost or totally impassable. The ascent to Knocknahillion is easy from here, though.

From Knocknahillion's top, I went for the direct descent in a WSW direction to the road. Not recommended. I ended up doing some quite hairy scrambling. If I did it again, I'd probably take the same ascent, including Maumean/ North Top, but descend through Maumahoge. The mountain was as wild, windy and deserted as you could wish, and the journey probably took two-and-a-half hours, including short breaks, at a leisurely pace. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/260/comment/15192/
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View of Knocknahillion (L) and Letterbreckaun (R) .. by Silver   (Show all for Cnoc na hUilleann)
 
The col of Maumahoge is to the soth-west of Cnoc .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Cnoc na hUilleann)
 
The stony summit of Cnoc na hUilleann, looking so .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Cnoc na hUilleann)
 
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