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Derrynasaggart Area , Cen: Knocknabro Subarea
Feature count in area: 24, by county: Kerry: 12, Cork: 14, of which 2 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 79
Highest Place: The Paps East 694m

Starting Places (28) in area Derrynasaggart:
Carrigallisy, Clonee, Dromiscane Castle, Fuhiry Wood, Garrane Bridge, Garries Bridge, Glannafreaghaun Lough N, Glannafreaghaun Lough S1, Glannafreaghaun Lough S2, Gortavehy Lough, Grousemount Wind Farm, Inchamore Woods N, Inchamore Woods W, Kippagh Lough, Knocknabro Wood, Knockullane, Liam Hegarty Monument, Loo River Junction, Lough Murtagh, Millstreet, Mullaghanish Transmitter Gate, Old Rail Level Crossing, Paps Walk S, River Roughty, Rossacroo na Loo Forest, Sillahertane Stream, The Mills Inn, Top of Coom

Summits & other features in area Derrynasaggart:
Cen: Knocknabro: Knocknabro East Top 530m, Knocknabro NE Top 535m, Knocknabro West Top 592m, Knocknagowan 574m
N: Caherbarnagh: Caherbarnagh 681m, Caherbarnagh East Top 549m, Caherbarnagh NW Top 668m, Claragh Mountain 452m, Curracahill 478m
SE: Mullaghanish: Ballyvouskill 401m, Knockacommeen 426m, Knockullane 462m, Knockullane East Top 408m, Mullaghanish 649m, Mullaghanish North-East Top 586.4m, Mullaghanish Far North-East Top 558.5m
SW: Coomagearlahy: Knockbwee 461m, Cummeenboy 442m, Coomagearlahy 506m, Coomagearlahy West Top 462m, Dereenaculling 303m
W: The Paps: Coolcurtoga 425m, The Paps East 694m, The Paps West 690m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknagowan, 574m Mountain Cnoc na nGamhann A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc na nGamhann [OSNB], 'hill of the calves'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Knocknagowan is the 352nd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W18598 85014, OS 1:50k mapsheet 79
Place visited by: 57 members, recently by: abcd, farmerjoe, NualaB, johncusack, a3642278, Beti13, nupat, Ulsterpooka, annem, chelman7, Daingean, Juanita, CaminoPat, Geo, Wilderness
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.186426, Latitude: 52.011641, Easting: 118598, Northing: 85014, Prominence: 37m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 518555 585067
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: This southern outlier of Caherbarnagh overlooks the upper reaches of the Clydagh Valley.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc574, 10 char: Knckngwn

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/320/
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Summary for Knocknagowan (Cnoc na nGamhann): Do it once cause it scares you
Summary created by simon3, jackill 2012-12-27 14:18:36
Start at the track to Shrone at Paps Walk S (W145 840) where there is room to park 4-5 cars. Follow the track for approx 600 mtrs and turn off it onto a track that is not marked on the map , it looks like the farmer has constructed it in the last few years. This track allows you to gain some height (100 mtrs approx.) before you strike out across open mountain(or should that be bog). The summit of Knocknabro East is gained by a hard slog over rutted ground with very wet conditions underfoot. From the summit head for Knocknagowan.This is a 3km trudge across bog, full of holes, covered in knee-high heather and energy sapping long coarse grasses.
Descend to the track to the south which you can follow back to the start. This track may also be a slightly easier way to reach this summit.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/5080/
Member Comments for Knocknagowan (Cnoc na nGamhann)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Knocknagowan (<em>Cnoc na nGamhann</em>)
Picture: The view to the west
jackill on Knocknagowan
by jackill 3 Oct 2005
I reached Knocknagowan after a tough walk across the very bog described by SDillmore from Knocknabro. This summit is rather flat and featureless again with no summit cairn and nothing to build one from. There are great views to the west with Mangerton hulking behind the Paps, Stoompa and Crohane. To the east there is a windfarm in the Clydagh valley and Mullaghanish and its masts dominates.I headed down from this summit to meet the road at A (W175 839). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/1982/
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SDillmore on Knocknagowan
by SDillmore 27 Feb 2005
Climbed this on the way to Caherbranagh. It makes a nice stop, and affords gorgeous views of Mullaghanish (forgetting the garish TV tower) and the seemingly endless rolling Cahas to the south. We hiked in late February, and had nice views of the snow-topped Paps and Mangerton to the west. Parked at the beginning of a timber trail at KnNaBro Wd (W173 839), and followed the road east for 600 meters. We climbed a fence, and headed straight for the top of Knocknagowan. Even with recent dry and cold weather, the ground was marshy and boggy. I would imagine it's worse in the summer. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/1502/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knocknagowan (<em>Cnoc na nGamhann</em>)
Picture: Too 4x4 by far?
Boggy even in fine weather
by thomas_g 1 Apr 2012
Parked at B (W17988 83662), room for one car (just) in what looks like an old shed. If you've got more than one car (not that I'm suggesting that you can drive more than one at a time) there is room for about 6 cars at a forestry entrance at KnNaBro Wd (W17252 83903).
I headed a few hundred metres further down the valley to a gate, went through and headed straight up for the summit along the line of a fence.
Despite nearly 2 weeks of dry weather and record temperatures in March, it's still a boggy slog with alternating tussocky grass and bog holes, I can't imagine what it's like in the depths of winter.
I was disappointed to see some 4x4 damage between Knocknagowan and Caherbaragh, I will admit I did enjoy the few minutes respite gained by following the tracks though.
Nice views over the Clydagh valley (if you like wind turbines) and the Paps looked well in the distance today. I continued straight on to Caherbarnagh (see my comments there).
On the return I decided to contour around Knocknagowan, wouldn't advise it, it's easier just to go straight over the top. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/6743/
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