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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 67 members. Recently by: knightsonhikes, aidand, jlk, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, Krzysztof_K, GerSomers, Dee68, annem, garrettd, ciarraioch, TippHiker, JohnRea, TommyMc, John.geary
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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 1187th highest in Ireland. Knockfeerina is the most northerly summit in the West Limerick area and also the most easterly.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockfeerina (<i>Cnoc Fírinne</i>) in area West Limerick, Ireland
Picture: From the south
 
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Short Summary created by paddyhillsbagger, simon3, jackill  23 Jun 2012
You'll need to be careful where you park your car as there is very little room at the start of the track at R42615 35025 starA. I parked on the grass verge just up the road towards Ballingarry but its not the best.
Walk along the track passing a house entrance on your right going uphill. At R42861 35447 starB(164 mtrs) you'll pass a track junction on your left coming up from the roadside stone stile at R4194 3567 starC, another possible start point . It is also possible to park further up the road, at around R4306 3564 starD. Pass by a famine memorial stone and then through a gate just before the summit.
The limestone summit has an aerial, a cross and a trig pillar.

Alternative access point at R45200 35600 starE. Car space beside house with red roof. Ask farm owner for permission. Was very helpful on day I went up. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/965/comment/5724/
 
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))
 
The Hill of the Fairies .. by hendycoco   (Show all for Knockfeerina (Cnoc Fírinne))
 
A walk back to famine times. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Knockfeerina (Cnoc Fírinne))
 
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