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Caha Mountains Area , N: Knockeirka Subarea
Feature count in area: 57, by county: Cork: 32, Kerry: 36, of which 11 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88
Highest Place: Hungry Hill 682m

Starting Places (51) in area Caha Mountains:
Ardgroom, Barley Lake North, Bere Island Pier, Caha Pass, Canshanavoe South, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Castletownbere Lifeboat Harbour, Clashduff River Farm, Coolieragh Harbour Road, Coomadayallig Lake Road N, Coomadayallig Lake Road S, Cooryeen Lane, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreenataggart Stone Circle Road, Dromoghty Lough North, Dunboy Wood, Esk Boreen, Eyeries, Fehanah Lane, Garinish Island Pier, Glantrasna Bridge, Glenbeg Lough N, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gleninchaquin Waterfall, Gowlaun Lough, Healy Pass, Healy Pass Hairpin, Ilnacullin Car Park, Kenmare Bridge, Knockacullin Lane, Leahill Bog, Leitrim Beg Standing Stone, Lough Inchiquin SE, Magannagan Stream, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nora's Cottage, Old Lansdowne School, Owgarriff River Lane, Peg's Shop, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Red Trout Lake, Reenroe Bridge, River Drimminboy Track, Rossmackowen Bridge, Rossmackowen Cemetery, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Toberbanaha, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area Caha Mountains:
Cen: Hungry Hill: Coombane 510m, Derryclancy 554m, Hungry Hill 682m
Cen: Knockowen: Cushnaficulla 594m, Glenkeel Top 417m, Knockastumpa 398m, Knockeirky 577m, Knockeirky South Top 523m, Knockowen 658m, Stookeennalackareha 412m
E: Glengarriff: Derrynafulla SW 375m, Gowlbeg Mountain 362m, Nareera 530m, Nareera North Top 503m, Nareera South-West Top 505m, Shrone Hill 283m, Sugarloaf Mountain 574m, Sugarloaf Mountain Far West Top 560m, Sugarloaf Mountain West Top 565m
N: Coomnadiha: Baurearagh Mountain 489m, Caha Far SE Top 555m, Caha SE Top 585m, Coomnadiha 644m, Coomnalack Top 435m, Cummeenbaun 510m, Droppa 522m, Killane Mountain 537m, Killane Mountain South-West Top 533m, Knockagarrane 414m, Knockreagh 500m
N: Knockeirka: Barraduff Mountain 400m, Killaha Mountain 400m, Knockeirka 426m
N: Knocknagorraveela: Derrysallagh 410m, Feorus East 474m, Knocknagorraveela 507m, Knocknagorraveela NE Top 464m
N: Lauragh: Knockanoughanish 386m, Knockatee 330m
S: Castletownbere: Disert 205m, Knockanallig (Bear Island) 267m
W: Ardgroom: Derryvour Hill 160m
W: Eskatarriff: Coomacloghane 599m, Eskatarriff 600.5m, Eskatarriff East Top 532.7m, Knocknaveacal North Top 509.1m, Knocknaveacal South Top 507.2m, Lackabane 603m, Tooreenbaha 408.7m, Tooreennamna 524m, Tooth Mountain 592m
W: Knocknagree: Knocknagree 586m, Knocknagree East Top 461m, Knocknagree SE Top 442m, Lackawee 572m, Maulin 621m, Maulin North Top 579m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockeirka, 426m Hill Cnoc Adhairce A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc Adhairce [OSI], 'hill of the horn'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Knockeirka is the 822nd highest place in Ireland. Knockeirka is the most easterly summit and also the second most northerly in the Caha Mountains area.
Grid Reference V93065 66676, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 23 members, recently by: learykid, maoris, Superterence, eamonoc, Colin Murphy, John.geary, chelman7, Taisce, Fergalh, Bernieor, madfrankie, daitho9, pdelacy, shaunkelly, ahendroff
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Longitude: -9.552322, Latitude: 51.842622, Easting: 93065, Northing: 66676, Prominence: 181m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 493038 566739
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc426, 10 char: Knockeirka

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Gallery for Knockeirka (Cnoc Adhairce) and surrounds
Summary for Knockeirka (Cnoc Adhairce): Part of a trio
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2022-03-30 13:52:51
            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockeirka (<em>Cnoc Adhairce</em>)
Picture: Summit marker
One approach is via Barraduff (see that entry's short summary for approach). Many people do this hill as part of a trio of Carns (Barraduff, Knockeirka & Killaha), although the walk is lengthy and involves many ups and downs. If you approach from Barraduff, the walk from there is a straightforward 2.5km, with the final kilometre being a fairly gentle slope up to the summit, which is marked by rocks and a wooden pole.
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockeirka (<em>Cnoc Adhairce</em>)
Picture: Knockeirka from Killaha Mountain, route taken was up left of pic
3 summits, 2 hours, 1 beautiful location
by Conor74 12 Jun 2010
Parked car at A (V9254 6800). Parking easy enough at a sharp right hand turn on road, but maybe only space for one or two cars. Walked along tarred road that ran south, descending 20 or 30m into the valley and leading into a farmyward at B (V9264 6765), with a couple of enthusiastic dogs. Met the owner who helpfully pointed out a route through his land and across a low point in a wire fence to access the mountain behind. Might try and find a route that will not disturb him next time round. From there the going was walking, no scrambling, but as walking goes maybe not the easiest, a few sheep trails ran through patches of rocks and boulders with fern and heather. Went south east from the farm, ascending to about 300m at C (V9316 6733) and a fence led from there to the top, though had to cross it. At the summit, lovely views back over Kenmare and across to Knockboy in Cork, and west to the Cahas. Quite remote, few houses visible in the Rusheens and Ballygriffin valleys, but looks like few other walkers have ventured up here, no cairn or mark at summit. It was a little boggy underfoot, might be much wetter at any other time of the year. The southern slopes of the mountain looked easier, would possibly have avoided crossing a farm. Decided to press on almost due west and take in a circuit including Barraduff and Killaha. Time from car to summit was about 40 minutes. There are a number of fences at the top, so moving on in any direction will involve much hurdling.

WARNING - (i) All 3 mountains contain a lot of fences for a good reason. Lots of sheep. This really is no place for a dog. At all. And (ii) the 2 hours was really for headline purposes, it took us about 2 hours 20 mins overall from car back to car, and we walked pretty fast, so allow a bit more time... Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/709/comment/5868/
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A shapely Top
by three5four0 9 Oct 2011
See Barraduff Mountain and Killaha Mountain for the rest of this route.

From Killaha mtn, we retraced our steps back to the col with Barraduff Mountain and then contoured below Barraduff Mnt to reach its col with Knockeika and another fence. From this point Knockeirka looks surprisingly shapely and alluring for a 426 metre top. Follow the fence, what else!, up hill to gain the summit with its fine views of the surrounding mountain groups.

Returned to the col and this time contoured around to the South side of Barraduff Mtn - there are ATV tracks here. Here you reach the fence to Castle Rock, pass the standing stone, which could possible have actually been a stone alinement. Check out another stone not far away and if you look east or west of the standing stone, other standing stones and stone circles are marked on the map.

Follow this fence back onto Castle Rocks' summit and descend down the South west ridge back to the parking space and your car. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/709/comment/6581/
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