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Midlands SW Area , SE: Hollyford Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 44, by county: Tipperary: 36, Limerick: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 52, 53, 54, 58, 59, 60, 65, 66
Highest Place: Keeper Hill 691.6m

Starting Places (31) in area Midlands SW:
Ballincurra Hill South, Ballyhourigan Wood Loop Walk, Barnane Lodge, Castlewaller Wood Forest Road, Coillte Knockanroe, Commanealine Wood, Commaun Beg North, Cullaun South, Cummer South, Curreeny Wood, Doonane Forest Carpark, Foildhine Mulkeir Rivers, Glenaneagh Park, Glenstal Wood CP, Gortagarry Hill West, Greenan Cross, Knockadigeen Hill SW, Knockanora East, Knockanully, Knockaviltoge East, Knockfune Wood Bend, Knockmaroe Wood, Knockmehill South, Knockteige SW, Nicker, Raven's Rock, Ring Hill West, River Doonane, The Lookout, Tobernagreana, Upperchurch

Summits & other features in area Midlands SW:
Cen: Mauherslieve: Cummer 405m, Foilduff 400m, Knockmaroe 411m, Mauherslieve 543m
E: Upperchurch Hills: Knockalough 427m, Knockaviltoge 364m
N: Knockshigowna: Knockshigowna 212m
NE: Devilsbit: Benduff 455m, Black Hill 228m, Devilsbit Mountain 480m, Gortagarry 458m, Kilduff Mountain 445m, Knockanora 433m
NE: Templederry: Ballincurra Hill 403m, Commaun Beg 403m, Cooneen Hill 467m, Coumsallahaun 320m, Knockadigeen Hill 402m
NW: Arra Mountains: Corbally Hill 339m, Tountinna 457m
NW: Silvermine Mountains: Silvermine Mountains East Top 479m, Silvermine Mountains Far East Top 410m, Silvermine Mountains West Top 489m
SE: Hollyford Hills: Falleennafinoga 388m, Foildarg 440m, Glenaneagh 420m, Gortnageragh 418m, Knockastanna 444m, Knockbane 433m, Lackenacreena 413m, Ring Hill 426m, Tooreen 457m
SW: Slieve Felim: Cullaun 460m, Derk Hill 236m, Knockroe 204m, Knockseefin 235m, Slieve Felim 427m, Slieve Felim East Top 423m, Slieve Felim South Top 407m
W: Keeper Hill: Bleanbeg 368m, Boolatin Top 446.6m, Keeper Hill 691.6m, Knockane 411m, Knockfune 452m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockbane, 433m Hill An Cnoc Bán A name in Irish,
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, Tipperary County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Knockbane is the 792nd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference R94259 52539, OS 1:50k mapsheet 66
Place visited by: 39 members, recently by: Moirabourke, Arcticaurora, chelman7, Krzysztof_K, johncusack, CusackCharlie, garrettd, JohnRea, sarahryanowen, LiamG1951, maryblewitt, Colin Murphy, John.geary, magnumpig, Wildrover
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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
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckbn, 10 char: Knockbane

Gallery for Knockbane (An Cnoc Bán) and surrounds
Summary for Knockbane (An Cnoc Bán): A restricted view of the Galtys with rising forests
Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill 2022-01-28 14:21:08
   picture about Knockbane (<em>An Cnoc Bán</em>)
Picture: High point marked by trig pillar and tree.
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 A (R94525 53427) 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 A (R94525 53427).
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 B (R94565 52881), a crossroads, directly ahead look for a firebreak which will bring you to to C (R94538 52826).
Turn right along an overgrown but passable track to D (R94603 52698) 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.
Member Comments for Knockbane (An Cnoc Bán)

   picture about Knockbane (<em>An Cnoc Bán</em>)
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 Linkback:
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   picture about Knockbane (<em>An Cnoc Bán</em>)
Picture: Tree and Trig
jackill on Knockbane
by jackill 3 Feb 2009
Hopping the gate in front of my car at A (R94525 53427) 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 B (R94565 52881) , a crossroads and then scooted up a firebreak to C (R94538 52826), turned right along an overgrown but passable track to D (R94603 52698) 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:
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   picture about Knockbane (<em>An Cnoc Bán</em>)
Picture: The fence leading towards summit area.
Alternately easy and rough.
by Colin Murphy 28 Jan 2022
Parked at A (R94525 53427) 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 B (R94565 52881), 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. E (R944 527) 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:
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   picture about Knockbane (<em>An Cnoc Bán</em>)
Track all the way.
by garrettd 17 Aug 2022
There’s an easier way to the summit than described by others. Park a car at the farm gate just east of the double gates at A (R94525 53427). Walk up the track to a junction and then follow the sign heading right marked ‘’exit’’. Follow this for 400m until the trees end, then take the track left for Turbine 6 which is 100m in front. The summit trig is over the wooden fence on the right about 100m from the turbine. Linkback:
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Picture: Trig with attendant turbine
No pain for Knockbane
by eamonoc 29 Oct 2023
Was in Hollyford recently, last time there 2014 or thereabouts, was up Knockbane in fading light
after a bit of a slog, no windfarm then and now turbines adorn a lot of the hills around here.
Took the opportunity to have a look again. Took a road up from Hollyford past a prominent mast to a barrier
at F (R93994 52202). Followed a good path to junction with a bigger and newer path at G (R93964 52591).
headed up a sharp right from here to Turbine, hopped fence behind Turbine and up to Trig point.
An easy 30 min round trip, if anyone is interested. Linkback:
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