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Partry & Joyce Area   Cen: Maumtrasna Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, CBE, 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
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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 510th highest place in Ireland.

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A dramatic location .. by group   (Show all for Knocklaur (Cnoc Láir)) Picture about mountain Knocklaur (<i>Cnoc Láir</i>) in area Partry & Joyce, Ireland
Picture: The ridge from Devilsmother to Maumtrasna, with Knocklaur in the middle
Best view of the Devil
by wicklore  30 Nov 2010
Knocklaur is roughly the midpoint on the ridge connecting Maumtrasna and Devilsmother. This explains its name, Knocklaur, meaning ‘middle hill’. The ridge itself has extremely steep drops along its northern side, while the southern side of the ridge is gentler. It is easy to keep well away from the steep northern drops as the ridge is quite broad. While Knocklaur can be climbed directly from the south, it is more likely to be climbed either from the Devilsmother ridge or from Maumtrasna. The views from Knocklaur are fantastic, especially across to the ridge containing Devilsmother and Devilsmother North Top to the west, and the vast bulk of Maumtrasna to the east. Knocklaur has a large spur that juts out into the Glennacally valley, although the severity of the gradient on this spur would prevent access to Knocklaur this way for all but the most experienced summiteers.

Those on a long walk can start from L935 655 C, where there is room to park a couple of cars beside a bridge. A local sheep farmer said access to the valley from here is permitted. From here cross the river and follow a fence into the valley for several hundred metres before heading directly up the steep wet slopes to gain the Devilsmother ridge. The ridge is wide and heathery, and can be followed to L920 630 A where it connects to the ridge to Knocklaur and Maumtrasna. The final haul up to Knocklaur is quite steep, although a handy fence can provide support. If including the two Devilsmother tops first, Knocklaur can be reached in about three hours.

For a quicker ascent park at L936 611 B which is the end of a minor road at a little hamlet. Although access is allowed through the farmland here, always ask first at any of the houses. From here it is a climb of 460 metres over 2 km distance to the summit of Knocklaur directly to the north. This route crosses a mixture of bog and grassland, with several fences and a few streams to negotiate. This approach would no doubt offer the greatest surprise as the trudge over bog gives way to the dramatic drops into Glennacally below as you reach the summit. Linkback:
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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))
Up the northern spur .. by markmjcampion   (Show all for Knocklaur (Cnoc Láir))
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