Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

A Memorable Grey Corries Day

Stob Coire Cath na Sine: View west along the ridge from summit

Slieve Donard: Ulster’s highest – a boggy, well-trodden, rounded seaside peak.

Agnew's Hill: Nice little climb

Douglas Top: Good views from so-so top.

Douglas Top: Simple, rather bleak little top

UCD Belfield Tour

Galtymore: Steep, airy and grassy highpoint of a long east-west ridge

Crockalough: Easy enough climb to nondescript summit.

Croaghan: Straightforward trail to summit.

Ben Dash: Take a dash off the track to the Ben of the same name!

Yet another Kilgobbin Three Rock route.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Comeragh Mountains Area   Cen: Knockanaffrin Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82, EW-C, EW-K 
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.
Rating graphic.
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 394 members. Recently by: johncusack, Caithniadh, Barrington1978, stuartdonaldson, Ansarlodge, michaelseaver, childminder05, Beti13, eiremountains, tryfan, mlmoroneybb, Musheraman, a3642278, Hillwalker65, mrfleetfoot
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/
COMMENTS for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn) 1 2 3 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanaffrin (<i>Cnoc an Aifrinn</i>) in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: SE ridge to the south top
 
Shapely outlier to the north of the Comeraghs' plateau
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  19 Feb 2021
Knockanaifrinn lies just to the SE of Clonmel and is separated from the main Comeragh range by a distinctive col. It's a bulky, steep-sided mountain with two nice high-level lochs. Great views abound incl. the N coums of the Comeraghs, Slievenamon, Mt. Leinster and the Galtees/Knockmealdowns.

SW. Park at the busy but commodious S 27674 12847 starA. Head E uphill on grassy then heathery slopes roughly following a line of white wooden posts. Go through a small gate in a sheep fence and follow the track uphill, downhill then gently uphill again to The Gap at S30103 13417 starB. Turn NW, keeping the fence and an increasing vertical drop to your right. It's one of the finest ridges in the country with fine views on either side but the trail is quite eroded. Cross a fence just below the summit rocks. Allow 2 hrs

From this car park you can also follow a trail along a spur directly to the S top and you can also reach The Gap from a trail starting at the end of the road approx. 500m S of the car park.

NE. Park at the forestry entrance S28530 17969 starC and follow well-marked forest trails to Lough Mohra.
From the N of the lough take the feint spur that will bring you to the col on the NW side of Knockanaifrinn and from here follow the obvious trail to the summit. Allow 90 mins+

E. Start at S32203 14493 starD from where there is an official trail to the Gap. Allow 1 hr to the Gap and another hr along the aforementioned ridge to the summit.
Notable tracks include track/2338 and track/3588. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/74/comment/4834/
 
The picture shows Coumduala Lough, SE of Knockana .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn))
 
Knocking on Heaven's Door .. by gerrym   (Show all for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn))
 
The actual summit is a jutting outcrop of the con .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn))
 
View from the top of Knockanaffrin - with point 6 .. by jackill   (Show all for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn))
 
Forget the wellies .. by geohappy   (Show all for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn))
 
COMMENTS for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn) 1 2 3 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Knockanaffrin (Cnoc an Aifrinn).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007