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Midlands SW Area , W: Keeper Hill 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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Knockane, 411m Hill An Cnocán A name in Irish,
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(prob. Ir. An Cnocán [PDT], 'the hillock'), Tipperary County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Knockane is the 894th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference R84484 66851, OS 1:50k mapsheet 59
Place visited by: 41 members, recently by: Moirabourke, Arcticaurora, JohnRea, Krzysztof_K, Colin Murphy, chelman7, garrettd, LiamG1951, maryblewitt, sarahryanowen, srr45, mlmoroneybb, jasonmc, MichaelG55, LorraineG60
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.230461, Latitude: 52.75281, Easting: 184484, Northing: 166851, Prominence: 56m,  Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 584442 666886
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)
Notes on name: This hill is named Knockane Ichyatow in the Civil Survey of 1654-56, where it is mentioned as part of the boundary of the barony of Owney and Arra. The second part of this name may represent the genitive of the surname Ó Céatfhadha, still found in this corner of Tipperary, and anglicised Keaty (when not adapted to the more common name Keating). If so, Knockane Ichyatow would represent Ir. Cnocán Uí Chéatfhadha, 'Keaty's hillock'.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckn, 10 char: Knockane

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Summary for Knockane (An Cnocán): Easy though rough to get to, great views.
Summary created by simon3, jackill 2013-05-24 11:06:35
Park at a forest entrance A (R850 665) , room for 5 cars, walk into the forest right at B (R844 663) which will bring you through the forest onto moorland. As it peters out you have a rough 200 meter crossing this moor to the summit.
Note : the road that this entrance is on is marked in the Discovery series of maps as unpaved, as of 2009 it has a good tarmac surface which I followed all the way to the paved road to the south of the Silvermines near Cooleyhorney.
Another way up is via the Slieve Felim way. Leave this at C (R8389 6729). Go south and take a left turn after about 1500m, follow the track to a T junction turn right, then take a left turn until you reach open ground and the summit area.
Perhaps the quickest way up is to park at around D (R850 668) Go uphill and east through mature trees eventually emerging onto the rough heather of the summit area.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/779/comment/5538/
Member Comments for Knockane (An Cnocán)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockane (<em>An Cnocán</em>)
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jackill on Knockane
by jackill 8 Mar 2009
Whats that they say about Hillwalkers, never one when you need one then two come along at once? seems Simon has been following me.
I parked at A (R850 665) and turned right at B (R844 663) to get to the summit overlooked by the ancient gods of Keeper knees still working!
(by the way I used a car to get from Knockfune E Top) Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/779/comment/3627/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockane (<em>An Cnocán</em>)
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So-so summit and so, so easy
by Colin Murphy 17 Oct 2022
If you're looking for an easy bag, you've come to the right place. Most of the walk is up the track from the east described elsewhere. The final 200m is across heather and grass but even that has a narrow trail if you can find it. And you will only do an ascent of 90m over about 1.3km. Took me less than 20 minutes to reach high point. Good views of Keeper Hill. As I was departing in car I crossed an old bridge across the Mulkeir River, which provided my only real decent view of the day. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/779/comment/23706/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockane (<em>An Cnocán</em>)
Picture: Knockane from the flanks of Keeper Hill
simon3 on Knockane
by simon3 8 Mar 2009
Knockane isn't so exciting, still it has a good view of Keeper Hill from the East and views of the Silvermines.

We got there from Knockfune E top, however the route isn't easy - see piece on Knockfune E.

Looking at the map I would reckon the best place to reach it would be from the apparent forest entrance at E (R850 664). We were on this track - follow it to F (R844 633) where you turn NE and go about 600m to the top.

To get towards Keeper Hill you need to get through the immediate trees. Do this by going E. You are funnelled into a rough, steeply descending ride. Come to a track and turn left on this, keep right, until it meets another track going N. This should bring you into sight of tracks to Keeper.

Our photo shows the rather splendid open top of Knockane. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/779/comment/3624/
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A top with a view, if nothing else !
by acorn 27 Apr 2013
I drove to forestry entrance A (R850 665) where I startled a family of grazing deer. The forestry track will bring you to B (R844 663) where you turn right and continue along the track until it emerges from the forestry and comes to an end at a turning circle G (R846 666). The summit is on your left, about 200m across rough ground. Great view of Keeper. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/779/comment/14974/
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