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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,

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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 401 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, hood, adam.mann, thrifleganger, chrismcgivney, gaoithe, timhajda, Louise.Nolan, declantb, bingdublin, GerryCarroll, fingal, conororourke, oreills8, therealcrow
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/351/comment/14797/
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Walking from Prince William's Seat over was boggy .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Knocknagun)
 
Just for the record, the remarkable group of boul .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocknagun)
 
As Simon notes in his comments for Prince William .. by csd   (Show all for Knocknagun)
 
The view over to Kippure and Lough Bray Lower, ta .. by csd   (Show all for Knocknagun)
 
Agree with Sinbadw. The Track following the tree .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knocknagun)
 
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