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West Cork Mountains Area   NW: Knocknamanagh Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockbrack Hill An Cnoc Breac A name in Irish Kerry County in Munster Province, in no lists, Cross-bedded sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 440m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V98553 69855
Place visited by 11 members. Recently by: hivisibility, markmjcampion, Fergalh, Wildrover, Wilderness, eamonoc, PeakPaul, ciarraioch, simoburn, thomas_g, Conor74
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Longitude: -9.473655, Latitude: 51.872206 , Easting: 98553, Northing: 69855 Prominence: 25m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 498525 569917,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc440, 10 char: Knockbr440
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone & siltstone, (Slaheny Sandstone Formation)

Note that the south top of Knockbrack is higher than this point.   Knockbrack is the 768th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/655/
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Short Summary created by thomas_g  10 May 2013
A featureless top with wonderful 360 degree views.
Best access is to park in the farmyard at V987 692 A (thanks Conor74), with permission from the very friendly farmer. A quick walk back up the road, over the style and follow the track: 15 minutes and you'll be on top.
(Be warned, conversations with the granny who lives at the farm will result in a cup of tea whether you want it or not: old style Irish hospitality). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/655/comment/5414/
 
Only for the headstrong...
by Conor74  5 Sep 2011
A question I have wondered before – is there any summit in South Kerry that I would never ascend again or recommend to anyone? Well, I found two beside each other, Knockbrack and its South Top. Both previously untested by MVers, and now I’ve done them I can only think what a sensible lot you all are! Can’t comment on the approach, did this as part of leg shredding hike from Turner’s Rock across the Priest’s Leap to Knockboy, on to Gullaba, before circuiting back around Coomclogherane Lake. It seems to me that one could access them from the east where a road leads up to a house on its flank at V987 692 A, but I suspect permission should be sought from there on. The ascent from Coomclogherane Top was very easy, bordering on the boring, although with lovely views down the Kenmare Bay and back into the waterfall cascading from Knocknamanagh NE Top into the lake. The south top was unspectacular, the walk from there to Knockbrack is unchallenging, but goes past an area of cleared bog/bog burst which contains a few cars that have seen better days. Moved past them, the view from Knockbrack into the Roughty Valley stretching from Kilgarvan to Kenmare and across to the Mangertons is nice, but as with the south top nothing you can’t get from its neighbours. Descended from there due west, one of the hardest descents in this part of the world as I battled broken boulders hidden by heather and ferns, thickets of furze and briars, a maze of fences all sporting barbed wire etc. Incidentally, for anyone who read my review on Knocknagullion, I have also been to a couple of raves on the western flanks of this mountain in the Bonane area...this area in South Kerry has a great musical tradition! Bonane also contains a Heritage Park which is pretty neat, especially as the two main stones in the stone circle are aligned with a large boulder on the Turners Rock-Priest Leap traverse on the horizon, known as the Altar. For those interested in the names of mountains in the area it identifies a few around Knockboy by very different names to those used here...

http://www.bonaneheritagepark.com/

I think the overall impression is that as mountains in Kerry go, these two give the least bang for your buck. If you make it to point A and access is not an issue, your eyes will inevitably be drawn to the spectacular circuit over Coomclogherane Lake to the south, which I would suggest is a much more appealing walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/655/comment/6508/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrack (<i>An Cnoc Breac</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockbrack from its south top
 
Pleasant start to a fine circuit
by markmjcampion  16 Feb 2021
I'd have to disagree with Conor74 here...I suppose we've all got different views and that's what makes the world go round. When I'm doing a small peak or a small round I like to include a road walk as i really enjoy rambing the narrow country roads that abound out west. This time I parked outside a disused quarry at approx. W01411 70213 B and headed on up the quiet backroad to where thomas_g parked. It was a very pleasant saunter with a mixture of forestry, farms, oddly sprayed sheep [purple in a skunk-like pattern along the back] and some nice cottages. I left the road about 500m before the farm and made straight for the summit over messy but easily-navigable terrain. Yeah, Knockbrack is a mere bump on the ridge-line [aren't we all!?] but the views are great and the promise of loftier peaks over the coming hours made for a positive buzz as I descended to the col between K and its southern neighbour. Once on the ridge the going underfoot was easy especially in February before the vernal growth spurt. From the car I was on the summit in less than 45 mins. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/655/comment/22385/
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