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Dublin Area   S: Dublin South East Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 50, 56, AWW 
Highest place:
Kippure, 757m
Maximum height for area: 757 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 262 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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
Place visited by 404 members. Recently by: ShaneMaher, abacusms, Annemcp, No1Grumbler, hood, adam.mann, thrifleganger, chrismcgivney, gaoithe, timhajda, Louise.Nolan, declantb, bingdublin, GerryCarroll, fingal
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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 401st highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Knocknagun (<i>Cnoc na gCon</i>) in area Dublin, Ireland
Picture: On a very windy day it was a great sheltering place.
robw017 on Knocknagun, 2009
by robw017  17 Jan 2009
I have been a casual walker for a few years now, and have walked this route several times, from Military Road. It is the first occasion that I had the time to go all the way up to the Cairn, althought my dogs didnt really appreciate the distance. Walking along the tree line diverting from the gravel track was slightly wet, then the route upwards (sorry cannot remember the vector) was quite boggy. The weather before was quite wet, but the day before was dry and the day itself was dry and windy but cloudy. Quite alot of water rolling off the bogs into the channels along the path of the treeline. This website is a fantastic resource. Linkback:
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Picture: Knocknagun's Tor
murphysw on Knocknagun, 2005
by murphysw  22 Mar 2005
As the other contributors say the 'path' between PWS and Knocknagun is certainly boggy. If you keep a few yards to either side of it you'll make life easier for yourself. The picture shows the Tor near the summit. The summit itself is nondescript and unmarked. [Editor's Note: the environmental advice is to stay in the middle of an eroded path if you can, or failing that move several metres to the side.) Linkback:
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Another bit of the Auld Sod forever Deutschland
by buttlekeswick  11 Apr 2011
I did read on a website some years ago that a German who was interned in Ireland during the war (I think he was some sort of spy) and whodied shortly afterwards had a Nazi flag drapped over his coffin when he was burried. I can't think that there were many such funerals in Europe post May 1945.

(The website (I think) gave a potted history of Templelouge. It told the story too of how some aristocrat prevented the hanging of a relative his by threatening to cut off Dublin's water supply if it occured!) Linkback:
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Dubliners! Carpe Montes!
by CaptainVertigo  3 Sep 2012
I am sure that I have been as guilty as the rest of you of condescension towards the Dublin Mountains. After all The Elect don't like to think that the common people can experience heaven without enduring considerable hardship. I will concede that the nearer the city the greater the intrusion, the damage, the risk and the crowd. I had almost expected to see armed men burning stolen cars and burying the odd victim on those hills. My message to Dublin residents is this. These mountains are so very close to you. Resolve now that you will visit Prince William's Seat, Knocknagun and Glendoo on a sunny June morning about 6am. The baddies will all be just gone to bed . You'll be perfectly safe. And the world will be your oyster. Very few cities are blessed with such a platform. Try to make time to watch kernowclimber's and mcrtchly's little YouTube film. It will give you a flavour, just a taste, of what lies above. Linkback:
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