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Blackstairs Mountains Area
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 68 
Highest place:
Mount Leinster, 794.4m
Maximum height for area: 794.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 706.4 metres,

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Knockroe Mountain Cnoc Rua A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Rua [PNCC*], 'red hill') Carlow County, in Arderin List, Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 540m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68 Grid Reference: S81950 49638
Place visited by 136 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, freilandtone, Bunsen7, ilenia, William-J, mountainmike, tomodub, Pepe, David-Guenot, Barry28213, colmscully, johncromie, jackill, liz50, millsd1
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Longitude: -6.7915, Latitude: 52.592247 , Easting: 281950, Northing: 149638 Prominence: 95m,  Isolation: 3km
ITM: 681881 649682,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckr, 10 char: Knockroe
Bedrock type: Pale, fine to coarse-grained granite, (Blackstones Type 2 Equigranular Granite)

Knockroe is the 444th highest place in Ireland. Knockroe is the third highest point in county Carlow.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockroe in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
 
csd on Knockroe, 2004
by csd  6 Apr 2004
The Aughnabirsky River provides pleasant companionship on the walk up to Knockroe. This picture was taken at 834 486 A, looking downstream. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/913/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockroe in area Blackstairs Mountains, Ireland
csd on Knockroe, 2004
by csd  6 Apr 2004
We parked at the forest entrance on the R702 at 835 478 B, and approached Knockroe from the Aughnabrisky River. The forest tracks aren't exactly as shown on Sheet 68, but if you keep going NW through the forest from the end of the marked track, you'll eventually hit the river. Following the river avoids the fenced pasture and the steeper sections of the ascent to Knockroe. The picture shows the view from the summit looking NE, with the cairn and some ruined walls (which provide shelter from the wind), with Black Rock Mtn in the middle distance. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/912/
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Ballyhoura on Knockroe, 2005
by Ballyhoura  6 Jan 2005
Another picture of Knockroe (on the left of the picture with Mt. Leinster behind it) taken from the Blackstairs Mountains. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/1408/
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Picture: Summit of Knockroe with Mount Leinster in background
Easy climb for the kids...
by tmsr  4 Jul 2012
Having climbed Mount Leinster, we crossed over from the Nine Stones and waled up to summit of Knockroe. It was very boggy underfoot, not helped in places by evidence of hoof prints - tarmac on Mount Leinster access road was marked with horse dung, so must be stables somewhere nearby!
Quite busy today - even spotted a couple with a toddler taking on the first slope which is very easily accessed from the 9 Stones viewing point. Other kids were using that crest to fly their kites, but no handgliding in the area today.
The cairn at summit is easily reached in about 25 mins ( with kids) and soft ground allows for a bog run on descent. Views are excellent and gives a great perspective across to Mount Leinster. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/14705/
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OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
by Pepe  22 May 2017
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), I ascended as per MV instructions and the clouds duly lifted, happy days. Beware though, the heather on Knockroe - mentioned by other posters - is in many places Heather with a capital H. The Boulders on Knockroe are also capitalised. My knees and thighs discovered this as I made my way up, hiking poles gingerly testing spaces between Heather and Boulder for solidity. Probe, probe, test, test like the instruments of a mad mountain diviner - but it was only me hopping and gadding about like a demented flibbertigibbet (is there any other kind of flibbertigibbet?). Once up a bit the going gets easier and normal hillwalking again becomes possible. Great views abound from the summit and there is a nice little pond up top to complement the cairn and other ruins. Once down at the car I gazed back at Knockroe and saw ..... the cross. I'd not set eyes on this mountain in about a year, and not checked the MV Knockroe page since jotting down cursory route notes on a piece of paper months ago. Before setting out that morning something in my head told me Knockroe had a cross (take a look at the photos on this page, for god's sake) but it had been invisible an hour or two previously, wrapped up in cloud, and you can't see it from the summit because it's perched on the southern flank about seven-eights of the way up. Now there it was winking down at me as if to say: "Ha, you missed me." This business of being cross at missing the cross makes me think: have I some kind of secret hankering after crosses? A fetish, perhaps? A kind of condition the opposite of Dracula's? "Bless me Father for I have sinned, I think I have desires for crosses. Would that be a sin, Father?" "Yes, my son, that is a very grave sin." Ah well, that will learn me, as they say, to check features more thoroughly on MV before the next venture - or will it? Answers on a fiver, please. To compensate for missing out on that glaring old cross I drove down the road a few miles and made myself a double for the day by knocking off Knockmore as well. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/376/comment/19521/
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