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Midlands SW Area , E: Upperchurch 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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Knockalough, 427m Hill Cnoc an Loig A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc an Loig [OSI], 'hill of the hollow'), Tipperary County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Knockalough is the 820th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference R98223 58466, OS 1:50k mapsheet 66
Place visited by: 40 members, recently by: chelman7, Moirabourke, TommyV, Krzysztof_K, westside, JohnRea, CusackCharlie, johncusack, garrettd, Arcticaurora, markwallace, maryblewitt, LiamG1951, sarahryanowen, Colin Murphy
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.027017, Latitude: 52.677738, Easting: 198223, Northing: 158466, Prominence: 205m,  Isolation: 4.4km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 598173 658508
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklg, 10 char: Kncklgh

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/706/
Gallery for Knockalough (Cnoc an Loig) and surrounds
Summary for Knockalough (Cnoc an Loig): Viewless hidden top. Wellies useful at times.
Summary created by simon3, jackill 2011-10-18 08:37:31
            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockalough (<em>Cnoc an Loig</em>)
Picture: Head for the Hills, Knockalough from Upperchurch
Park at the forest opening KnMehil S (R98851 59695), room for 5 cars. There is a map here that is worth studying for example if you want to make a loop of the walk. Meander up the track for about 2 kms until you reach a tee-junction at A (R98412 58602). Turn left at this and then right after around 120m along a muddy forest road. With dense trees to your right walk SW around 240 metres until you come to B (R98247 58399), a small path N through the forest. Follow this for 60m to find the trig pillar.
Up and down should take 90 to 110 minutes.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/5465/
Member Comments for Knockalough (Cnoc an Loig)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockalough (<em>Cnoc an Loig</em>)
Picture: Not exactly the great pyramid of Giza...
A modest hill-top memorial
by madfrankie 24 Oct 2011
Summits can be bleak places - featureless and unmarked. But there are quite a few examples of hill-tops that are chosen as memorials to the deceased.
I recently came across a memorial on Knockatee in Beara to Richard Mersey. And the Sperrins outlier Slive Gallion has a memorial to Ronnie Magwood.
The trig pillar of Knockalough (if you can find it!) is set in a sheltered glade amidst dense forestry, and has a patch of concrete at its base with the inscription: "In Fond & Loving Memory Of Dickie RIP CO'F". I'm guessing that Dickie may have been a dog? Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/6598/
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Easy loop.
by oldsoldier 18 Oct 2011
Knockalough has recently been developed as a loop walk. To access this walk, from Thurles, travel out the Nenagh road past the hurling stadium. One mile out, past the race course on your rught, turn left onto the R 503. This road is signposted for Upperchurch and leads into the village of Ballycahill. 15 Km out there is a crossroads leading to the village of Upperchurch to the right. Turn left here and travel 1Km to the forest opening at KnMehil S (R98851 59695). From here you can follow the loop or just follow the forest track to the summit. OR at least within 5/10 metres of the summit as the forest has been resown and I could not find the trig station. An enjoyable 2 hours on a fine morning. excellent beginners route. [See the Short Summary for the way to the trig pillar] Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/4120/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockalough (<em>Cnoc an Loig</em>)
Picture: View NE.
Views on the way up.
by simon3 18 Oct 2011
The verdant green of the local countryside comes right to the NE side of the hill. The trig pillar at the top is surrounded by dense Sitka spruce as of 2011 so get your views on the way up or down. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/6590/
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Well hidden trig point
by acorn 9 Mar 2013
From Upperchurch village follow signs to Knockalough Loop Walk trailhead at forestry entrance GR KnMehil S (R98851 59695). Proceed on foot through the barrier and follow the main forestry road as it winds it’s way towards the summit until you come to a T junction with a picnic bench. Turn left, then after approx 120m turn right. Now keep your eyes peeled ! After 200m or so watch out for a small path through the trees on your right. This will bring you the short distance to the trig point in a tiny, mossy glade. Now give yourself a pat on the back for finding it Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/14949/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockalough (<em>Cnoc an Loig</em>)
Picture: Creature comfort
Oh deer
by Colin Murphy 28 Jan 2022
Snapped this shy chap on the meandering track up. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/706/comment/23399/
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