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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
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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 274th 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
Picture: Looking to Lough Mam Ochoige from slopes of Knocknahillion
Of Mice and Men
by wicklore  26 Nov 2010
Or more precisely, of Meis and (Sheep Rustling) Men!

The Glenlosh Valley is a wide isolated valley to the east of the Maamturks in Connemara. It is bounded to the west by the Knocknahillion - Binn Bhriocan – Maumturkmore section of the Maamturks ridge. Across the valley to the north and east are Leenane Hill and Taobh Dubh which hide the valley from the busy Maam- Leenane road. Glenlosh is a privately owned 1700 hectare estate with a road running up through the valley. It was along this road, at L879 557 starA that I parked in order to follow a green road up towards Mam Ochoige. The drive to this point is worthwhile in itself to enjoy the surrounding valley views and savour the isolated feel of the area. There are a small number of holiday cottages scattered along the route but they were all empty when I was there last week

While I was kitting out for my walk I heard the slow crunching of a car as it rolled softly along the road towards me. I looked up to see an elderly lady eyeing me with a mixture of curiosity, suspicion and bemusement from her jeep. As in all such encounters with locals I stepped over to ask about access and permission to park etc. A pleasant conversation ensued.

Her name was Mrs. Meis and she is the owner of a vast amount of the Glenlosh Valley, the holiday cottages and the access road we were on. She confirmed that it was ok to park at that spot, but I could see she appreciated being asked. She mentioned that if I met her husband that I was to tell him Mrs. Meis had granted permission for me to be on their land. Their home and offices are the last property at the end of the valley road, so if in doubt about parking in the valley take a trip up and enquire. As we chatted Mrs. Meis told me about a terrible problem they are suffering with sheep rustling in the area. Her family has lost over 100 sheep, and she expressed happiness that I would be up in the hills as this would deter any would-be rustlers who were about. She said herself and her husband couldn’t patrol all of their land and having walkers about could be useful. She confirmed that the Gardai are investigating the issue.

This starting place will take you along a marshy green track to its end at L87833 54118 starB, from where it is a climb of about 170 metres up the wet slopes to Mam Ochoige at L87721 53749 starC. From here you can enjoy views back to Lough Mam Ochoige as you climb north and west over increasingly rocky ground to Knocknahillion. With an ascent of about 600 metres over 4kms distance, it should take about 2 hours to reach Knocknahillion along this route. It is an easy enough (for the Maumturks!) access route to these impressive mountains. Just watch out for Meis and (sheep rustling) men along the way! Linkback:
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