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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82 
Highest place:
Knockmealdown, 792.4m
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 682.7 metres,

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Crohan West Mountain Cruachán A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruachán [OSI], 'little stack') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 521m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S09673 10200
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Longitude: -7.859127, Latitude: 52.243926 , Easting: 209673, Northing: 110200 Prominence: 76m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 609620 610253,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrhnWs, 10 char: CrhnWest
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Crohan is also the name of a townland in the parish of Newcastle. According to Power, this place is mentioned in the life of St. Declan.   Crohan West is the 503rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit of Crohan West and the view to Slievenamon
 
csd on Crohan West, 2007
by csd  9 Feb 2007
Short winter days, increasing distances from Dublin, and in increasingly geriatric Labrador (under vet's orders to "take it easy with the hiking") all conspire to put the days of six-hour bagging hikes behind me. That said, there are plenty of shorter walks where you can take in a new mountain and still have an enjoyable day. Crohan West from the east is one such walk. Parking to the east (see my comment for Knockmeal), you approach from the slopes of Knockmeal but before reaching the summit, cut to the right (north) and contour around the eastern slopes until you get to the first col between Knockmeal and Crohan West. From there, it's a simple matter of following the wall north to the summit.The peak is adorned with a cairn and offers great views: the Galty range to the west, Comeraghs to the east, and Slievenamon (see picture) to the NE. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/2602/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Liam Lynch Monument
Colin Murphy on Crohan West, 2008
by Colin Murphy  18 Jul 2008
Used the Liam Lynch Monument as a starting point for a Crohan- Knockmeal- Knockfallia- Knocknagnauv circuit, which took me about 4.5 hours, and while the summits aren't exactly spectacular, it's a relatively pleasant walk and a provides a good ratio of summits-to-effort! Little to add to the information already on this page except to say that the Liam Lynch monument is worth a look - an impressive round tower (erected in 1935) about 20 metres high in the middle of the forest, and apparently marks the spot where Liam Lynch, anti-treaty republican leader in the civil war apparently met his end. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/3231/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crohan West in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: the best we have, looking north to the Galtys
 
jackill on Crohan West, 2010
by jackill  27 Mar 2010
The first mountain I climbed was Knockmealdown, I have Joss Lynams "Best Irish Walks" to thank for that, spurred on by its location towering in my back window.But the one that has won my heart is Crohan West ,small but best of the knock me downs. A small effort from Liam Lynchs back right hand corner,up through the trees to open hillside then the way is evident via the decaying fence posts and you have Comeraghs, Galtys, Slievenamon to enjoy in the shade of the summit cairn.By the way if anyone is doing the challenge walk this year, let me know and I'll race you! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/4539/
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Geo on Crohan West, 2009
by Geo  12 Jul 2009
Tackled this as the last summit on an eastern attack on the Knockmealdown ridge. After making a left turn on the shoulder of Knockmeal following the earthern bank which conveniently helped us most of the day to find our way safely and easily in atrocious weather. Although the most modest of the summits achieved on our traverse, it wasn't easy, as for the most of the trek over from Knockmeal, there is little in the way of a path, and heather creates the need for high stepping and a career in the Folies Bergere would be the natural conclusion! At least though, by this time although the gale was still blowing and the rain was as heavy as ever, the wind was at our backs. To exit Crohan West, we followed the track made parallel to a row of decaying fenceposts which brought us to the woodland edge. From here we could discern the forest track ahead along which The E Munster Way travels. We crossed some young forestry down to it and turning left followed the Way back to The Vee. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/410/comment/3932/
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