Knocknabro West Top 592m mountain, Paps/Derrynasaggart Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Knocknabro West TopMountainCnoc na Breo (mullach thiar) A name in Irish poss. Ir. Cnoc na Breo [PDT], ‘hill of the cut’KerryCounty in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock
Height:592mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79Grid Reference: W15378 85392 Place visited by 54 members. Recently by: Geo, jacqociarrai, MichaelE, Grumbler, David-Guenot, Lauranna, FrankMc1964, Juanita, CaminoPat, ilenia, Wilderness, muddyboots, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, Martinpeak I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
This is the highest of the three tops of Knocknabro. The peak marked as Knocknabro on OSi maps is somewhat lower (530m) than this peak. The origin of the name is uncertain. John O’Donovan suggested Cnoc na Bró, ‘hill of the quern’, though without any explanation of the name. Another possibility is that the final element is the same as in Broemountain. In Welsh briw means ‘cut’ or ‘wound’. This may refer to the declivity between the two peaks which forms a pass between Rathmore to the N and the Clydagh Valley to the S. See also Broemountain, Inishnabro and Brow Head.
Knocknabro West Top is the 312th highest place in Ireland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/292/