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Midlands SW Area   SE: Hollyford Hills Subarea
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Knockbane Hill An Cnoc Bán A name in Irish Tipperary County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 433m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 66 Grid Reference: R94259 52539
Place visited by 32 members. Recently by: JohnRea, sarahryanowen, LiamG1951, maryblewitt, Colin Murphy, John.geary, magnumpig, Wildrover, FrankMc1964, mlmoroneybb, Garmin, jasonmc, eamonoc, muschi, sandman
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Longitude: -8.085518, Latitude: 52.624451 , Easting: 194259, Northing: 152539 Prominence: 158m,  Isolation: 1.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 594209 652583,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckbn, 10 char: Knockbane
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Knockbane is the 792nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbane (<i>An Cnoc Bán</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: High point marked by trig pillar and tree.
 
A restricted view of the Galtys with rising forests
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill  28 Jan 2022
As of early 2022, the situation here has changed significantly since jackal's original summary. There is now a substantial road running from just past R94525 53427 starA running in both directions up Knockbane and Lackenacreena. Double gates block each side, but it is just possible to park a car there without interfering with access.

After a sharp bend park at a field gate(1 car only) at R94525 53427 starA.
Go over the gate and immediately right up an old disused forestry entrance.After a few hundred meters you will reach a new forest track, turn right and follow this to R94565 52881 starB, a crossroads, directly ahead look for a firebreak which will bring you to to R94538 52826 starC.
Turn right along an overgrown but passable track to R94603 52698 starD and then up a rough ride covered in sedge grass.
As the ground flattens out towards the top of the hill go left , skirting pools and rough ground to the summit trig pillar atop a mossy cairn.
The views are restricted due to foresty however the Galty and Slievenamuck ridges to the south are worth seeing from this viewpoint. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/678/comment/5437/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbane (<i>An Cnoc Bán</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: The Mysterious Object
Roger, roger.
by madfrankie  8 Mar 2011
Whilst visiting Knockbane last weekend, this otherwise mundane summit did have an item of interest: at the base of the trig pillar was a small metal marker with the inscription "EI/G4WSB/P".
A quick google revealed this to be part of a project called Summits To The Air Database, a programme that encourages radio amateurs who enjoy hill walking to take their radios with them and operate them from mountain tops (see http://www.sota.org.uk). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/678/comment/6266/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbane (<i>An Cnoc Bán</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: Tree and Trig
 
jackill on Knockbane, 2009
by jackill  3 Feb 2009
Hopping the gate in front of my car at R94525 53427 starA I turned right up an old disused forestry entrance where I was confronted with the dirty side of old Ireland , abandoned rubbish and a wrecked car. I hit a new forest track and followed this to R94565 52881 starB , a crossroads and then scooted up a firebreak to R94538 52826 starC, turned right along an overgrown but passable track to R94603 52698 starD and then up a rough gap covered in sedge grass to the summit trig pillar atop a mossy cairn. The day wasn’t the best at this stage so no views to speak of, only the promise of the fault scalp of Slievenamuck and the towering Galtys beyond Aherlow that would fill the southern horizon on a clear day Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/678/comment/3565/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbane (<i>An Cnoc Bán</i>) in area Midlands SW, Ireland
Picture: The fence leading towards summit area.
Alternately easy and rough.
by Colin Murphy  28 Jan 2022
Parked at R94525 53427 starA where wind farm tracks intersect the road - just room for one car without blocking access to the wide double gates. Crossed gate and proceeded 750m up track to R94565 52881 starB, turned left for 50m and then right, through an unlocked gate leading to a towering mast. A wooden fence on the left curls up towards the summit, so followed this. Ground rough in parts but passable with help of fence. R 944 527 starE crossed fence and headed directly up towards summit area. The terrain here was rough - uneven ground, sedge grass, heather and dreaded briars, not to mention a few fallen trees. The summit area features a wind turbine in a clearing, but the actual high point is to the left, where you'll see a small rise topped by a trig pillar and distinctive small tree. 90 car to car. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/678/comment/23394/
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watch out for the trapdoor!!
by hivisibility  10 Aug 2014
Be warned that should you pay a visit to Knockbane that following your efforts through forest, heather gorse and other lovely obstacles make sure you don't fall into a substantial hole located in the cairn just behind the trig pillar. its almost covered over with vegetation and could spring a nasty surprise on an unsuspecting walker. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/678/comment/17601/
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