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Dunkerron Mountains Area
Place count in area: 65, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 83, 84, 85 
Highest place:
Stumpa Dúloigh, 784m
Maximum height for area: 784 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 528 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknacusha Mountain Cnoc Osaidh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Osaidh [TH], 'hill of the encampment') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 547m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78&83 Grid Reference: V67543 78222
Place visited by 34 members. Recently by: melohara, hawkeye.john62, thomas_g, hivisibility, PeakPaul, muddyboots, shaunkelly, Wildcat, millsd1, liz50, Geo, Onzy, chalky, ciarraioch, sandilandsn
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Longitude: -9.926866, Latitude: 51.94086 , Easting: 67543, Northing: 78222 Prominence: 252m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 467522 578282,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknc, 10 char: Knckncsh
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

This peak overlooks Ballaghisheen (Ir. Bealach Oisín). The anglicisation Knocknacusha seems unrelated to Cnoc Osaidh and suggests an Irish form Cnoc na Coise.   Knocknacusha is the 427th highest place in Ireland.

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There and back again .. by group   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknacusha in area Dunkerron Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Rough and low route to Coomura
 
simon3 on Knocknacusha, 2005
by simon3  2 Aug 2005
A visit to Knocknacusha is probably best seen as a short trip, not as part of a longer route. The sort of place you can try if you want an easy walk, but not without its rewards. You can start at Ballaghisheen, a mountain pass. There's space for just a few cars here, if you are driving. Ballaghisheen is at just over 300m so the climb to the top at around 551m is not a great strain. The summit is unexciting -- there is a small pile of rocks at the top.

The view south is towards Coomura Mtn (666m) over an area of very broken ground with a lot of bare rock. Just right of centre near the top of the picture is a big glacier flattened slab. On the way up to Knocknacusha there's a couple of similar pieces of glacial handiwork to look at. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/364/comment/1846/
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While you are on Knocknacusha take a walk along t .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
As Simon has suggested, this works well as a shor .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
Pic show summit marked by a small pile of stones. .. by colin murphy   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
Nice end to a day out. .. by muddyboots   (Show all for Knocknacusha)
 
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