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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 99 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, rayw, Haulie, Wes, Tran, eoghancarton, Grumbler, abcd, derkelly274, briankelly, Roswayman, FrankMc1964, Jimmy600leavey, livelife2thefull, Geo
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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 505th highest place in Ireland.

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A dramatic location .. by group   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
Best view of the Devil .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
Knocklaur is an impressive spur pushing north in .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
First top on a Devilsmother Horseshoe .. by fingalscave   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
Approaches from the North and East .. by Onzy   (Show all for Knocklaur)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklaur in area Partry/Joyce Country, 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 I) 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/414/comment/21106/
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