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Derrynasaggart Area   Cen: Knocknabro Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 79 
Highest place:
The Paps East, 694m
Maximum height for area: 694 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 623 metres,

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Knocknabro West Top Mountain Cnoc na Breo (mullach thiar) A name in Irish poss. Ir. Cnoc na Breo [PDT], ‘hill of the cut’ Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 592m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W15378 85392
Place visited by 71 members. Recently by: garrettd, abcd, farmerjoe, NualaB, johncusack, a3642278, Denis-Barry, nupat, mountainmike, Ulsterpooka, Hillwalker65, eoghancarton, jackos, annem, chelman7
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Longitude: -9.23329, Latitude: 52.014629 , Easting: 115378, Northing: 85392 Prominence: 147m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 515344 585453,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc592, 10 char: KncknbWstT
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

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 314th highest place in Ireland.

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I seldom say this, but I am glad that having been .. by jackill   (Show all for Knocknabro West Top (Cnoc na Breo (mullach thiar)))
 
A Long Hard Slog
by CaminoPat  16 Jul 2018
Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498 starC. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence heading north until W16029 84252 starD. From there head across open hillside in a NNW direction. It is slow going across long grass and heather cover to the summit. As you gain altitude you will meet another post and wire fence coming up from the west, i.e. on your left hand side. Follow fence to summit which is located along the fence line. No obvious marker for summit other than a nearby very small lake, which on the day of the walk was almost dry. Fantastic views across the Blackwater Valley and to the west towards The Paps. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/292/comment/19977/
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Won't knock your socks off .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knocknabro West Top (Cnoc na Breo (mullach thiar)))
 
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