Knockastakeen 583m mountain, Galty Mountains Ireland at
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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: 583m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R91521 25818
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Longitude: -8.125249, Latitude: 52.384313 , Easting: 191521, Northing: 125818 Prominence: 78m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 591473 625870,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc583, 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 330th highest place in Ireland.

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A real eye-opener for appreciating the Galty Moun .. by group   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
A great vantage point .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
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) Picture about mountain Knockastakeen in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Galtybeg, Galtymore, Slievecushnabinnia and Cush from Knockastakeen
A must on any walk out to Lough Muskry
by Harry Goodman  22 Jul 2011
Climbed Knockastakeen on 11 Oct 2010 as part of a walk out to Lough Muskry on a beautiful still and sunny day. We parked at R9200028300 A A in a cleared parking area just off the road. As this was the third day of our walking week-end we wanted a shorter walk than those on the previous two days in order to be back at the car and heading for home by early afternoon. We therefore choose the Lough Muskry waymarked walk which starts in Rossadrehid Village but opted to save 2km of road walking each way by parking at R9200028300 A A. From the car park we went left past a barrier and information panel and followed the forest track up, through all junctions, to a stile. Once over the stile the path became much more stony and uneven. We followed it up the open hillside ignoring any off shoots to the left and at its crest, just as it started to descend, we turned right up on to the heather covered moorland to gain the grassy ridge of Knockastakeen and a small but distinct path where we turned left and followed it along to the top of the hill R9150025800 F. For relatively little effort we found ourselves being treated to one of the best panoramas seen on our week-end walking in the Galtees. Of particular interest was the very fine view we had of Cush, Galtybeg, Galtymore and Slievecushnabinnia, tops climbed two days earlier but not seen, or really enjoyed, due to very high winds and a heavy blanket of mist. The rocky top was a good vantage point for Lough Muskry and the cliff wall backdrop below Greenane. On descending from the top to go to Lough Muskry we headed down to the right and then around the face of the hill's steep, rocky, but small, escarpment, before going SE down to the track. A right turn soon brought us to Lough Muskry where we had a very pleasing break before returning by the track to the car park, a walk of some 7.5 km. Trackback:
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On 23/10/04 we traversed from Cush to Knockastake .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockastakeen)
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