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Comeragh Mountains Area   Cen: Knockanaffrin Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82 
Highest place:
Kilclooney Mountain, 792m
Maximum height for area: 792 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 626 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockanaffrin Mountain Cnoc an Aifrinn A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Aifrinn [OSI], 'hill of the mass') Waterford County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 755m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S28560 15290
Place visited by 393 members. Recently by: Caithniadh, Barrington1978, stuartdonaldson, Ansarlodge, michaelseaver, childminder05, Beti13, eiremountains, tryfan, mlmoroneybb, Musheraman, a3642278, Hillwalker65, mrfleetfoot, TippHiker
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Longitude: -7.58229, Latitude: 52.288968 , Easting: 228560, Northing: 115290 Prominence: 289m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 628497 615337,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknf, 10 char: Kncknfrn
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Knockanaffrin is the third highest mountain in the Comeragh Mountains area and the 75th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanaffrin (<i>Cnoc an Aifrinn</i>) in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Coumduala Lough from the Knocanaffrin ridge
 
Comeragh trek
by Kennyj  17 Oct 2015
Taking the second left hand turn outside of Rathgormack follow the road to its end where there is parking in a farmyard with directions to the trailhead map.Full credit to the owners of this land allowing parking here.I followed the purple boola loop all the way to the Coum Larther loughs and after a short while exploring the area headed west along ill defined tracks to the Gap.The fog was lying low during my trip to the Gap but had cleared when I got there so I pushed on NW up onto the Knockanaffrin ridge keeping the fence to my right passing by the viewpoint to Coumduala lough and up onto Knockanaffrins rocky summit,there are a couple of these rocky outcrops on the way and when the fog came back down I had to use the altimeter to ascertain I had reached the summit.After a couple of nervy moments in the fog I got my bearings with compass and map and made my way back to the Gap picking up the return of the Boola loop following a trail of white poles back onto my original track to the car.Distance 16.6 km,time 4 hrs 18 mins,ascent 865m,descent 855m.On hindsight if climbing this summit again I would take the route from Lough Mohra which would seem more direct. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/18353/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanaffrin (<i>Cnoc an Aifrinn</i>) in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Sun setting behind the Knockmealdown Mts
Sunset Hike
by Barry28213  27 Oct 2021
Hiked to the summit recently for sunset, taking in Knocksheegowna on route after parking at the entrance to Moanyarha bog. It was a fantastic hike in calm, mild conditions, with beautiful evening light and stunning views in all directions. Couldn't really ask for more!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/23322/
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deswalk on Knockanaffrin, 2007
by deswalk  11 Apr 2007
Because last Easter Week was so warm, sunny and dry, I decided to visit the often slightly boggy Nire valley where I hadn't walked for some years. As a gentle re-introduction my wife and I did a lovely little circuit starting from the Nire car park at GR 276128 starA then heading east-ish to point 466m at The Gap GR 301133 starB then NW up the ridge to point 625m GR 291141 starC overlooking Coumduala Lough. From here we simply followed the shoulder SW back to the car park. There is a fence to follow along this shoulder if visibility is poor. It's a circuit of just over 6Km and not too strenuous if you're out of training! A wonderful afternoon with great views and absolutely bone dry underfoot which is unusual for that area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/2665/
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sinbadw on Knockanaffrin, 2004
by sinbadw  21 Oct 2004
This was the last hill on our circuit of the Nire Valley, and boy was it a spectacular way to finish. If you are in the area and just want a short walk go for this one. The ridge as you ascend is very sharp, falling away steeply to the north and is no slouch on the south for much of it. The views are great, looking south to the amphitheatre of Coumfea and the lakes and east to the farmland of Waterford and southeast Tipp. On the North side the tree-line comes up surprisingly high, lord knows how they planted them on that slope. We reached the rocky outcrop that forms the peak but as the weather was coming in rapidly we declined to clamber over the rocks to the true summit for safety reasons (see comments about my recent wussiness on Knocknalingady :-)...).
We then made our way down to the fence that travells southwest along the spur to the lay-by where we had parked the car. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/1267/
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Linear NW Knockanaffrin ridge walk
by Colin Murphy  19 Feb 2021
Having the benefit of two cars, started at 322 145 starD, which is an official trail to the Gap and starts beside a farmyard, complete with a sign denoting distances to various points and warnings about 'at own risk' etc. Followed the trail to the Gap (1 hour) then headed NW for another hour's haul up to Knockanaffrin. From there continued on to Knocksheegowna and descended the ridge to re-emerge on the road at point 285 180 starE, where there is a track and room to park a car or two. Total walking time four hours, and a spectacular ridge with great rocky tops, steep cliffs to the east and wonderful views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/4664/
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Picture: Lough Mohra on the northern slopes of Knockanaffrin
 
Lough Mohra
by pdtempan  17 Jun 2010
A spur that runs SW to NE and comes down just to the north of Lough Mohra offers a reasonable descent from Knockanaffrin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/5879/
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