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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: 988m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V83587 84178
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Longitude: -9.695697, Latitude: 51.99795 , Easting: 83587, Northing: 84178 Prominence: 253m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 483562 584237,   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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Cnoc na Péiste from the ridge after The Big Gun. .. by jackill   (Show all for Cnoc na Péiste)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Péiste in area MacGillycuddy
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John Finn on Cnoc na Péiste, 2006
by John Finn  30 Apr 2006
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