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Knockfeerina 288m,
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W Limerick/N Kerry Area
Place count in area: 13, OSI/LPS Maps: 64, 65, 72, 73, 79, 80 
Highest place:
Baraveha, 451m
Maximum height for area: 451 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 299 metres,

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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 41 members. Recently by: ahogan, magnumpig, TommyV, FrankMc1964, Fergalh, mlmoroneybb, peterfitz, Mushhaze, hendycoco, chalky, eamonoc, thomas_g, peter1, frankmc04, geohappy
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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 1182th highest place in Ireland. Knockfeerina is the most northerly summit and also the most easterly in the W Limerick/N Kerry area.

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Variations on a one way system .. by group   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
a nice little diversion .. by scapania   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
Green farms and a historical red road. .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
A wet 300. .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Knockfeerina)
 
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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)
 
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