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Nagles Mountains Area , NW: Knocknaskagh Subarea
Feature count in area: 9, by county: Waterford: 1, Cork: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 80, 81
Highest Place: Knocknaskagh 426.5m

Starting Places (11) in area Nagles Mountains:
Ballinageehy Wood, Ballyclogh Cross, Butler's Bridge, Castlebalgh Forest, Corran East, Corrin Wood, Garrylaurence Wood, Glenabo Park, Kilbarry Wood, Powers Bridge, Tallow Sweep

Summits & other features in area Nagles Mountains:
E: Tallow: Knockroe 177m
N: Fermoy Hills: Ballydorgan 177m, Corrin 220m
NW: Knocknaskagh: Corran 407.5m, Knocknaskagh 426.5m, Knocknaskagh North Top 406.3m, Seefin 424m
S: Dungourney: Garrylaurence Hill 236m, Knockakeo 238m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknaskagh North Top, 406.3m Hill Cnoc na Sceach (mullach thuaidh) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Knocknaskagh., Cork County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Knocknaskagh North Top is the 916th highest place in Ireland. Knocknaskagh North Top is the second most northerly summit in the Nagles Mountains area.
Grid Reference W69960 96124, OS 1:50k mapsheet 80
Place visited by: 57 members, recently by: Petecal423, childminder05, Colin Murphy, Leatra, rcristovao, dregish, Carolyn105, markmjcampion, ConMack23, wicklore, mlmoroneybb, chelman7, conorb, John.geary, learykid
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.439257, Latitude: 52.116702, Easting: 169960, Northing: 96125, Prominence: 42.7m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 569916 596181
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone and sandstone, (Ballytrasna Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc406, 10 char: KncknsNrth

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Summary for Knocknaskagh North Top (Cnoc na Sceach (mullach thuaidh)): Forest walk
Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill 2023-10-13 10:50:49
   picture about Knocknaskagh North Top (<em>Cnoc na Sceach (mullach thuaidh)</em>)
Picture: Summit cairn
Park at the Castleblagh forestry entrance Pwr Bge (W70804 94284), room for 5 cars.Walk up the track and pass the track on your left at junction A (W70974 94853). Follow this track(marked accurately on OSI 1:50000 map ) right, left at a tee junction, pass two tracks on your right before entering a clearing covered with heather. The summit is to the north across the heather.
Member Comments for Knocknaskagh North Top (Cnoc na Sceach (mullach thuaidh))

   picture about Knocknaskagh North Top (<em>Cnoc na Sceach (mullach thuaidh)</em>)
Picture: A grand spot for a cuppa
Don't under-estimate the pull of the dark stuff
by thomas_g 10 Aug 2012
No navigation issues on my way to Knocknaskagh N from Knocknaskagh (but then again it was a bit early for a pint), follow the track past Knocknaskagh trig point and take the track North as marked on the OSI maps and pass the little lake indicated on the map. After the lake where it widens out, you'll come across a good path up the clearing towards the summit and there is a faint path all the way to cairn from near the treeline. (apologies for the tease Jackill) Linkback:
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   picture about Knocknaskagh North Top (<em>Cnoc na Sceach (mullach thuaidh)</em>)
Picture: wood you believe it?
jackill on Knocknaskagh North Top
by jackill 3 Sep 2007
I have to admit I was beaten by this mountain.Not by its massive height, but by its surrounding forestry , my tired legs which were worn nearly up to the knees after 19 kms walking, and the promise of a pint in Alberts bar in Fermoy. We left this 'til last on a circuit of the Nagles summits and thought "we'll pick it up on the way home".
Armed with no less that 3 gps units, 2 compasses ,maps and photos from trailmaster which clearly showed a track to the summit we arrived at a dead end 700 meters from the summit our way blocked by dense forest. After 30 minutes of cursing and swearing and debating and wandering in circles the thirst won! There is no way, short of crawling under the branches of a very dense forest to access this summit from the Knocknaskagh/Seefin side, or if there is its well hidden.
I will be back! Linkback:
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by bsheils 16 Sep 2012

This is my first contribution to MV which I find extremely helpful and informative!

Just a short note to say that I have visited Knocknaskagh N Top using thomas_g described route. A local hillwalker informed me that the mountain is known as Suiochan Mna Finne which he told me translates as Seat of the Fair Lady.

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   picture about Knocknaskagh North Top (<em>Cnoc na Sceach (mullach thuaidh)</em>)
Summer Stroll
by magnumpig 19 Jul 2019
Taken from the summit looking north on 16/07/2019. Nicer views from this peak than from the main peak (which is crowned with a Cork flag currently). Myriad of paths on these mountains now due to logging. Linkback:
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Suíochán Mná Finne
by pdtempan 22 Sep 2012
Very interested in bsheils' comment on an Irish name for this mountain. I see that an anglicised form of this name, Seehaunnamnafinna, appears on the 6" OS map, not on the summit, but on the northern slopes of this peak. It is located at approx. B (W698 969), about 800m to the north of the summit. It is printed in a font which indicates an antiquity. There appears to be a discrepancy between this information and the marking of a cairn at the summit on the modern Discovery map as an archaeological feature. Can anyone give the true location of this cairn (assuming there is only cairn in question)? Linkback:
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