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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 Munster Province, 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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A real eye-opener for appreciating the Galty Moun .. by group   (Show all for Knockastakeen) Picture about mountain Knockastakeen in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockastakeen from Greenane
A great vantage point
by wicklore  29 May 2010
Using Map 78, I found my way to the entrance of the Galty Waterworks and parked at R91547 28065 C at a line of boulders at the entrance. Going through the boulders I followed the much overgrown remains of an access road south. It became necessary to walk atop the grassy ridge next to the road/track in places, as prickly thorn bushes crowded in to block progress. Passing through the worst of this, I followed the track to a gate at R91483 27393 D. By now views had opened up of the valley and mountains ahead, with Cush to the right, and Galtybeg in the distance.

After passing through the gate onto open bog Knockastakeen looms on the left. The forestry that had been present ceased after the gate. I turned left uphill and handrailed the forest which brought me over the northern tip of the Knockastakeen ridge. After about 400 metres I turned right and followed the ridge south. About 1.5 kms brought me to the summit of Knockastakeen at R91517 25824 E. Amazing views were had of Galtymore, Galtybeg, Lough Muskry and its backdrop of cliffs leading up to Greenane ahead. Cush sits just across the narrow valley to the right and sat high and proud over the forestry on its lower slopes.

This route is straightforward and leads to the top of Knockastakeen in under 1 ½ hours. As an outlier it affords views of the Galtys not possible from anywhere else but Cush. Therefore it is well worth the visit. While I continued on to the main Galty ridge, it would be easy to drop down (steeply) to the valley floor to the west and follow the forest edge back to the gate and on to the starting point. Linkback:
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From the summit there is a clear view of Lough Mu .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
On the way up Knockastakeen from its SE side I go .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
A must on any walk out to Lough Muskry .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
On 23/10/04 we traversed from Cush to Knockastake .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
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