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Knocknapeasta Mountain Cnoc na Péiste A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Péiste [OSI 1:25,000], 'hill of the serpent/monster') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred, Irish 900s Lists, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 985.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83600 84200
Place visited by 524 members. Recently by: justynagru, Dalcassian, Aciddrinker, osullivanm, jgdarcy, Oileanach, Grumbler, conorjob, Iamcan, learykid, msammon, Mike-Mor, leonardt, schwann10, Deise-Man
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Longitude: -9.695516, Latitude: 51.998151 , Easting: 83600, Northing: 84200 Prominence: 253m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483575 584259,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknp, 10 char: Kncknpst
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

The lake below this peak is Loch Coimín Piast, 'lake of the little hollow of serpents'. Like many another Irish mountain lake, there was probably a story of a water-monster associated with it which has now been lost. In December 1943 an American Dakota aircraft crashed into the slopes of Cnoc na Péiste just above the lake. Pieces of the aircraft are still visible. A plaque here commemorates the 5 victims and there is another plaque at Cronin's Yard (Jim Ryan, Carrauntoohil and MacGillycuddy's Reeks, 80-81).   Cnoc na Péiste is the 4th highest place in Ireland.

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by sandman  24 Sep 2012
Decided some time back to keep Knocknapeasta till last and on Sat last 22/9/12 my wait was truly rewarded as it was a fantastic day with perfect views as three of us completed the Hag's Glen Circuit Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/4/comment/14822/
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