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Dublin Area   S: Dublin South East Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 43, 50, 56, AWW 
Highest place:
Kippure, 757m
Maximum height for area: 757 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 262 metres,

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Knocknagun Mountain Cnoc na gCon A name in Irish, also Cloghnagun an extra name in English (prob. Ir. Cnoc na gCon [PDT], 'hill of the dogs') Dublin/ Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 555.3m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O16328 18627
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Longitude: -6.259776, Latitude: 53.205614 , Easting: 316328, Northing: 218627 Prominence: 63m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 716252 718656,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc555, 10 char: Knocknagun
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

Cloch na gCon, 'stone of the dogs', is the name of the remarkable boulder near the summit [PNCW].   Knocknagun is the 403rd highest place in Ireland.

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A grand walk close to Dublin
by brenno  5 Sep 2012
Must agree wholeheartedly with Captain V on the delights of the ridge south of Glencullen taking in Prince Williams Seat, Knocknagun and Glendoo - usually as part of a car-split walk from Cruagh Wood to Curtlestown Wood. I must have done this walk half a dozen times in the past few years and even in fine weather you'd be lucky to come across more than half a dozen people on the stretch when on the other side of the valley there will be hordes of walkers and mountain bikers on Fairie Castle, Two Rock and Three Rock. Access is dead easy - Curtlestown, Cruagh, from near the war cemetery at Glencree and the Wicklow Way from Glencullen - all no more than a half hour or so from the city. Can be a bit mucky but nothing gaiters can't handle. Tis true, lots of us Dubs will merrily drive for an hour and a half down to south Wicklow and ignore what's on our doorstep. And a good circuit of Glencullen builds up to a decent 20k-plus taking in Tibradden, Fairie Castle and Two Rock - so not just a Sunday morning stroll Linkback:
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sinbadw on Knocknagun, 2004
by sinbadw  13 Sep 2004
Walking from Prince William's Seat over was boggy enough, all three of us managed to get soaked to at least one of our knees, once we made it over we were glad of the boulders as they provided excellent shelter. We then took a bearing on a track marked on the OS map between Prince William's Seat and Knocknagun at the tree-line. On the way we saw a great many birds (I think they were yellowhammers) rising from the deep heather, and even a few carnivorous Sundews growing in the boggier parts. From that track we rejoined the wicklow way and made our way back to the car. Linkback:
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pdtempan on Knocknagun, 2008
by pdtempan  30 Jul 2008
Just for the record, the remarkable group of boulders in the photos of this peak is named Cloghnagun (Ir. Cloch na gCon, 'stone of the dogs') according to Price's Place-Names of Co. Wicklow. Strangely enough, Knocknagun itself is not mentioned in this book. I climbed Knocknagun last Thursday and found the going quite pleasant along the track from Prince William's Seat, but the weather had been quite dry and warm for some time before. Linkback:
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csd on Knocknagun, 2003
by csd  11 May 2003
As Simon notes in his comments for Prince William's Seat, the track to Knocknagun is pretty boggy and unpleasant. However, your perseverance pays off when you're greeted with the sight of this unusual rock formation just before the summit. It provides the perfect shelter for lunch. Linkback:
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csd on Knocknagun, 2003
by csd  11 May 2003
The view over to Kippure and Lough Bray Lower, taken from the rock formation above. Linkback:
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Colin Murphy on Knocknagun, 2007
by Colin Murphy  28 Dec 2007
Agree with Sinbadw. The Track following the tree line makes for a much more pleasant approach/retreat from Knocknagun. The 'track' from Prince William's Seat is little more than a muddy river and should be avoided at all costs! Pic taken through unusual rock formation with Sugar Loaf just visible through the haze. Linkback:
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