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Knockfeerina 288m,
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W Limerick/N Kerry Area
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 W Limerick/N Kerry:
Ballyea Hill 214mCorronoher 272.1mKnockfeerina 288m
Mullaghareirk:   Glenmore Hill 292m
Mullaghareirk Mountains:   Knockanimpaha 344m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 42 members. Recently by: maryblewitt, ahogan, magnumpig, TommyV, FrankMc1964, Fergalh, mlmoroneybb, peterfitz, Mushhaze, hendycoco, chalky, eamonoc, thomas_g, peter1, frankmc04
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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 W Limerick/N Kerry area and the 1173th highest in Ireland. Knockfeerina is the most northerly summit in the W Limerick/N Kerry 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))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockfeerina (<i>Cnoc Fírinne</i>) in area W Limerick/N Kerry, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from Knockfeerina down the ridge.
 
Green farms and a historical red road.
by simon3  6 Feb 2012
The walk up Knockfeerina shows you greater and greater views as you slowly ascend. And it also shows you an area with abandoned houses speaking of the famine and the ensuing rebellion of 1848 in nearby Ballingarry. There is a large famine memorial at one point.

The track, known as the Red Road, seems to be well supported in modern times with a lack of rubbish and polite requests to shut gates on what was described as "this amenity". The surrounding green fields speak of prosperous well kept farms. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/965/comment/6674/
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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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