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Knockastakeen Mountain Cnoc an Stáicín A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Stáicín [OSI], 'hill of the little stack') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 581.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R91526 25790
Place visited by 146 members. Recently by: abcd, chelman7, Grumbler, Ulsterpooka, John.geary, Deise-Man, MountainHunter, markwallace, conorjob, Liamob, Wildrover, hak493r, armitageshanks, Lauranna, marcellawalking
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Longitude: -8.12519, Latitude: 52.384043 , Easting: 191526, Northing: 125790 Prominence: 78m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 591477 625840,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc582, 10 char: Knckstkn
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Ir. stáca can be a stack of hay or corn. The name appears to refer to the hill's shape.   Knockastakeen is the 332nd highest place in Ireland.

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hillwalker59 on Knockastakeen, 2008
by hillwalker59  27 Feb 2008
feb24..08 :::Drove up from Rossadrehid Village and parked under the Water Works where there is plenty of parking. Walked tro the barrier [ it was open ] past the message board along a good track going east following the green man......the track went more south after a little while with a stream at my left hand side till i met a gate and a style which i clinbed ....i had gained quite a bit of hight and was at the start of a fine valley with mountains at both sides with lake muskerry at the far end surrounder by the galty ridge.......now i followed the track into the glen as it ran along the side of knockastakeen mountain....it was now very rough and steep under foot but with mighty views all around....after 10//12 mts the track improved and levelled off for the last two thirds with a small climb at the end up to the lake....the sitting of the lake is some thing else with a back ground of huge cliffs and hills of all sizes all around.....it took 80 mts to walk into the lake [there are 2 lakes in fact with a smaller one in behind well under the cliff ] and the trip is about 4.5k.m from the car...after a tea break by the water [ a real tranquil and lovely spot ] i turned for home but returned over knockstakeen [[583mtre] as its only a short climb up from the lake with again super views of the surroundings hills lakes and mountains from this lofty high point...[ its a lot easier to climb this hill from south to north as tis a long long slog to go the other way round as i know from another trip] these fine views stay with as you walk easly down hill for about 40 mts till i met a rough track running across the base of the hill turning left [west] and not climbing the high fence.....i followed this track till i met a very rusty gate [ so much for the eec and reps ] i turned north and and walked out the track getting back to my car....its a lovely area and realy worth a visit.....the walk took about 4hours and is 9.75 km long...you should try it Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/307/comment/2979/
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Dave Slattery on Knockastakeen, 2004
by Dave Slattery  2 Feb 2004
Quite a challenge when approaching it from Cush at the end of a good day's climbing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/307/comment/834/
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kkuss on Knockastakeen, 2005
by kkuss  29 Aug 2005
Climbed Knockastakeen on Sat 26/08/05. Surprisingly stiff climb considering it looks quite gentle from the base. Lovely views from the summit and was quite enjoying it until swarms of midges descended upon us and drove us down to Lough Muskry for some short-lived relief. After a peaceful 5 mins at the lake they sniffed us out and drove us back to civilisation. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/307/comment/1921/
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