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Partry & Joyce Area   Cen: Maumtrasna Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, CBE, EW-CON, MSW 
Highest place:
Maumtrasna, 682m
Maximum height for area: 682 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 607 metres,

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Knocklaur Mountain Cnoc Láir A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Cnoc Láir [PDT], 'middle hill') Galway/ Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 518m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: L93561 63112
Place visited by 113 members. Recently by: chelman7, Taisce, Sweeney, TommyMc, ryanguinness10, padstowe, elizauna, Ianhhill, DNicholson, annem, John.geary, eamonoc, OisinD, upper, No1Grumbler
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Longitude: -9.609229, Latitude: 53.607378 , Easting: 93561, Northing: 263112 Prominence: 43m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 493506 763152,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklr, 10 char: Knocklaur
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

The name Knocklaur is marked about 1 km E of this peak on the Discovery map. As there is no summit at this point, it is not clear exactly which hill the name applies to.   Knocklaur is the 512th highest place in Ireland.

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A dramatic location .. by group   (Show all for Knocklaur (Cnoc Láir))
Best view of the Devil .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knocklaur (Cnoc Láir))
Knocklaur is an impressive spur pushing north in .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocklaur (Cnoc Láir))
First top on a Devilsmother Horseshoe .. by fingalscave   (Show all for Knocklaur (Cnoc Láir))
Approaches from the North and East .. by Onzy   (Show all for Knocklaur (Cnoc Láir)) Picture about mountain Knocklaur (<i>Cnoc Láir</i>) in area Partry & Joyce, Ireland
Picture: view of the Glenacaley valley
Up the northern spur
by markmjcampion  28 Oct 2020
Firstly, if attempting this route from Glenacally Bridge (L935 657 starI) please call into the farmer across the road and ask for permission to park on the obvious waste ground beside the bridge. He has installed a No Parking Sign but he's a decent man and won't have a problem with you parking if your group is small. The route up Knocklaur from here involves a very pleasant saunter along the banks of the Glenacally river for nearly a km. There are a few impressive mini gorges and falls en route. thereafter, you need to make a decision...take on the northern spur or skirt it to the west or east. i felt in good shape so decided to head straight up the spur. it's a tough but exhilarating climb involving some minor scrambling and route finding but in clear weather it poses no threat to a fit hiker with a head for heights. I would nae recommend it in poor visibility though! Once up the steep spur it's a short walk over to the summit from where the views are spectacular! Linkback:
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