Knockastanna 444m hill, Shannon Ireland at
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Knockastanna Hill Cnoc an Stanna A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Stanna [OSI], 'hill of the barrel') Limerick County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 444m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R86280 56020
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: wicklore, FrankMc1964, omurchu, jasonmc, muschi, sandman, peter1, madfrankie, eamonoc, chalky, masiakaBlr, Fergalh, hivisibility, conormcbandon, paddyhillsbagger
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Longitude: -8.203218, Latitude: 52.655543 , Easting: 186280, Northing: 156020 Prominence: 190m,  Isolation: 3.9km
ITM: 586250 656058,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc445, 10 char: Knckstn
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Knockastanna is the 752nd highest place in Ireland.

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Barrels of fun .. by group   (Show all for Knockastanna)
AussieSean on Knockastanna, 2007
by AussieSean  4 Oct 2007
I first climbed this mountain in September 1993 with my father. Being from Australia we had just discovered, after many years of searching, that our family had come from a townland on the slopes of Knockastanna. The derelict farm of our ancestors was located near a derelict shool-house on a narrow country road between Doon and Kilcommon. The story of our search is recorded in Chapter 47 of my father's book "The Irish Kennedys". But that's another story. Almost as an afterthought in 1993, we decided to climb Knockastanna. From the small country road on the eastern slope we set off up a track that passed through cow pastures. At times the track was quite steep and zig-zagged rather than continued straight. At the time of our ascent we had no difficulty avoiding livestock, which seemed to be contained in other paddocks. After about half an hour the track disappeared and the ground became quite boggy. The enclosing walls were also substantially overtaken now by vegetation, mainly grass. The only way to avoid the boggy ground and effectively continue was to walk on top of the walls that ran up the mountain. As they were almost completely covered by grass this didn't cause any damage. Once reaching the top it was difficult to identify the highest point as it seemed to spread out a fair bit. It probably took nearly an hour to ascend, and a bit quicker to come down. Keep in mind that this account is made using 14 year old memories, and I may have forgotten details that should be mentioned. I also climbed this mountain with my business partner in 1998. I understand that there has more recently been plans for a wind-farm on Knockastanna, and that an access track may have been created for initial testing. If so, perhaps someone can report on that, or I can have a look next time I visit. If I can manage it, I will post some photos of views from Knockastanna as well. Trackback:
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