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West Limerick Area   E: Ballingarry Subarea
Place count in area: 5, OSI/LPS Maps: 64, 65, 72, 73 
Highest place:
Knockanimpaha, 344m
Maximum height for area: 344 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 173 metres,

Places in area West Limerick:
E: Ballingarry:   Ballyea Hill 214mCorronoher 272.1mKnockfeerina 288m
S: Templeglantine:   Glenmore Hill 292m
W: Newcastle West:   Knockanimpaha 344m

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Knockfeerina Hill Cnoc Fírinne A name in Irish, also Knockfierna an extra name in English (Ir. Cnoc Fírinne [LL], poss. 'hill of truth') Limerick County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Volcanicastic Rocks Bedrock

Height: 288m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 65 Grid Reference: R45130 36144
Place visited by 48 members. Recently by: Caherdavin1995, sarahryanowen, Stephblewitt, rgctobin, Mugg, dillonkdy, maryblewitt, ahogan, magnumpig, TommyV, FrankMc1964, Fergalh, mlmoroneybb, peterfitz, Mushhaze
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Longitude: -8.808238, Latitude: 52.474411 , Easting: 145130, Northing: 136144 Prominence: 173m,  Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 545090 636193,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc288, 10 char: Knckfrn
Bedrock type: Volcanicastic Rocks, (Volcaniclastic Rocks)

Cnoc Fírinne is strongly associated with fairies. Mentioned in Aodhagán Ó Rathaille's poems and in the Fionn tales, it was regarded as the seat of a deity or fairy-king called Donn Fírinne. It was also the focus of a Lughnasa gathering. It seems that Fíreann ('truth') is a re-interpretation of an old personal name Frigriu, with genitive Frigrinn. For origin of name, see Ó Maolfabhail, LECL. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 201-06) for details of the festive assembly on the hill. Locally also spelt Knockfierna.   Knockfeerina is the third highest hill in the West Limerick area and the 1185th highest in Ireland. Knockfeerina is the most northerly summit in the West Limerick area and also the most easterly.

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Variations on a one way system .. by group   (Show all for Knockfeerina (Cnoc Fírinne))
 
a nice little diversion .. by scapania   (Show all for Knockfeerina (Cnoc Fírinne))
 
Green farms and a historical red road. .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockfeerina (Cnoc Fírinne))
 
A wet 300. .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Knockfeerina (Cnoc Fírinne))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockfeerina (<i>Cnoc Fírinne</i>) in area West Limerick, Ireland
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The Hill of the Fairies
by hendycoco  6 May 2016
Knockfierna is a lovely location for a stroll. The path (the red road) goes all the way to the top and makes it very accessible. From the top of Knockfierna you can see beyond Limerick to parts of Clare, Kerry, Tipperary and Cork. Great views of Thomond Park and other Limerick city landmarks. This areas is steeped in history from pagan times and old famine cottages are dotted all over the hill, which by the way is also the cone of an extinct volcano. While not very challenging Knockfierna provides great views and a variety of different walking paths. A great location for an evening stroll or even a school group interested in learning about the history of the hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/965/comment/18520/
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A walk back to famine times. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Knockfeerina (Cnoc Fírinne))
 
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