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East Clare Area   S: 12 O'Clock Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 52, 58 
Highest place:
Moylussa, 531.6m
Maximum height for area: 531.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 501.6 metres,

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Knockanuarha Hill Cnoc an Uarha A name in Irish Clare County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Black graptolitic shale & chert Bedrock

Height: 309m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 58 Grid Reference: R53540 69824
Place visited by 61 members. Recently by: chelman7, annem, oakesave, Dee68, Moirabourke, BarnabyNutt, TommyMc, bryanmccabe, benjimann9, niallellis, Kirsty, johncusack, dregish, Krzysztof_K, GerSomers
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Longitude: -8.689252, Latitude: 52.777828 , Easting: 153540, Northing: 169824 Prominence: 170m,  Isolation: 6.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 553496 669867,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc309, 10 char: Kncknrh
Bedrock type: Black graptolitic shale & chert, (Ballymalone Formation)

Has been called Knockaphunta.   Knockanuarha is the 1146th highest place in Ireland. Knockanuarha is the second most southerly summit in the East Clare area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanuarha (<i>Cnoc an Uarha</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: Its on the right
 
Low wooded hill with great views.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  26 May 2024
There are a series of three looped walks starting from the Belvoir Trailhead R51655 70299 starA There is a local name for the area the "12 O'Clock Hills".

Alternatively, park at R5237269303 starB and then walk east on tracks for 1.1km to a track junction. Head NE, leaving the road following a boggy old wall, aiming for R53607 69881 starC,walk SW on an indistinct path to the trig pillar.

You may be tempted when coming from the R471 to go north to the stretch of road near the the summit by driving via R54816824 starD - this road isn't passable from the south. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/949/comment/5708/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanuarha (<i>Cnoc an Uarha</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: View to the west of Knockanuarha
simon3 on Knockanuarha, 2009
by simon3  23 Oct 2009
From the R471 Sixmilebridge to Cloonlara road it is possible to drive north from a place marked as Oatfield (R54266727 starE). The road worsens as you ascend, becoming potholed though as of 2009 still passable in an ordinary car. Park at R5237269303 starB and then walk east on tracks around 1100m to a point where a number of tracks meet. Marvel or at least mutter darkly at the number of remains of car burnings here - I counted 6 without trying; apart from Clermont Carn, I've never seen anything like it. There are at least two ram wrecked forest gates of the heavy steel variety. Head NE, leaving the road following a boggy old wall, aiming for R 53607 69881 starC from where it is possible to walk SW on a better-than-nothing path to the trig pillar.

Incidentally you may have been tempted when coming from the R471 to go north to the stretch of road near the the summit by driving via R54816824 starD - this road isn't passablefrom the south.

What delights await you on the summit? Well there's views east to the Slieve Bernaghs around 10k away. To the west there is this view of the river Fergus. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/949/comment/4218/
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A short trek on Knockanuartha
by acorn  9 Mar 2013
Took advantage of a slight stretch in the evenings to pay a visit to Knockanuartha.
Take the R471 from Sixmilebridge towards Cloonlara as far as the junction marked “Oatfield” on OS map. GR R54224 67324 starF. A little church on the minor road to the right will confirm that you are at the right place. Parking for a few cars here if you prefer to continue on foot. Taking the left hand turn, heading north, I drove for about 2km until tired of dodging potholes, I parked at a forestry track at GR R53349 68664 starG. From here I continued on foot for 800m to a junction at GR R52860 69143 starH, a Caoillte bye laws sign marks the spot. Turn right here, 380m to a radio mast at GR R53224 69192 starI and a further 280m to junction of several tracks at GR R53422 69498 starJ. Take the track on the right, heading east for 500m to a bend at GR R53684 69792 starK where you will see a mucky track climbing the steep bank in front of you. This will lead you to the trig point 200m further on. Hope this makes sense, it’s not as tricky as it sounds !

Glad to report, no burned out cars to be seen. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/949/comment/14948/
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Picture: Knockanuarha Summit Trig
 
Bonfire Mountain
by sandman  6 Jun 2013
Having the good fortune to finish work early on a fantastic hot day, decded to visit some summits in the Shannon area. Knockanuarha Hill or Bonfire Mountain would be a better name in view of all the burned out fires.
I approached from the Belvoir side road, not too bad of a road, and contiinued to forest entrance on left at R52365 69298 starL, you can park here or drive further in to first junction at R52652 69370 starM. Keep left at this junction, which is blocked to vehicular access and right at next T junction, keeping left at crossroads R53454 69462 starN which will allow you direct access to the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/949/comment/15009/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanuarha (<i>Cnoc an Uarha</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: View towards Moylussa
Worth a visit
by eamonoc  26 Jul 2014
Climbed Friday 25th July. Thanks acorn for great directions, was able to drive to R 52860 69143 starH. From here it was a pleasant 15mins walk to Summit trig point. Was above the blanket of heavy fog that covered much of the country hereabouts today. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/949/comment/17570/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockanuarha (<i>Cnoc an Uarha</i>) in area East Clare, Ireland
Picture: Bridge over the river Crag
 
What time is it?
by TommyV  1 Jul 2019
Known locally as the 12 o'clock hills the locals have made a great job in creating two walking trails, the red trail and the longer blue trail. These can be accessed from two trail heads, at Snaty and Belvoir. I parked at the Bevoir trailhead at R51551 70222 starO and followed the blue waymarker arrows which will take you on a nice 8.5km loop through forest and out onto the open mountain where a trail that leads all the way to the trig on Knockanurha. The markers will lead you down the mountain again passing in through some forest and back to the trailhead. Great job by the locals in the area for putting in such a fine effort. Keep up the good work! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/949/comment/20564/
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