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Central Dingle Area , S: Annascaul Subarea
Feature count in area: 25, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 70, 71, 78, EW-DC, EW-DE, EW-DW
Highest Place: Beenoskee 826m

Starting Places (34) in area Central Dingle:
Anascaul Village, Annascaul Lake, Ballyduff Grave Yard, Brandon Village, Cloghane Community Centre, Conor Pass, Doonore South, Doorah, Dromavally Mountain SE, Emlagh Cross, Emlagh Wood, Farrannakilla School, Glan Mountain, Glanteenassig Lane, Glanteenassig Wood CP, Glennahoo River, Hostel Cloghane Village, Killiney R560 Junction, Kilmore Lodge, Lios Pole Church, Lisduff Rath, Lough Camclaun, Lough Caum, Lough Doon CP, Lougher, Maum Cross, Maumnahaltora Cross, Minard Beach, Mullaghveal Farm, Owenascaul Estuary, Pedlars Lodge, Pilgrimage Trail Owenmore River, Sauce Creek Walkway Dingle Way, Teerbrin

Summits & other features in area Central Dingle:
Cen: Annascaul Lake West: Cnoc na Bánóige 641.6m, Cnoc na Bánóige North Top 447.6m, Knockmulanane 593.2m, Knockmulanane West Top 563.5m
Cen: Dromavally: Cummeen 477m, Dromavally Mountain 552m, Knocknakilton 423m
N: Annascaul Lake North: Coombane 610m, Beenatoor 592m, Beenoskee 826m, Stradbally Mountain 798m
N: Carrigdav: Carrigadav 240m
N: Fermoyle: Farrandalouge 144m
S: Annascaul: Beenmore 252m, Brickany 374m, Knockafeehane 301m, Knocknanacree 286m
W: Ballyduff: Slievenalecka 458.4m, Beenbo 476.7m, Slievenagower 485.8m
W: Slieveanea: An Cnapán Mór 649m, Knockmoylemore 493m, Croaghskearda 608m, Slievanea 628.7m, Slievanea NE Top 670.7m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknanacree, 286m Hill Cnoc na nAcraí A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc na nAcraí [OSI], 'hill of na hAcraí or the acres'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Knocknanacree is the 1191th highest place in Ireland. Knocknanacree is the second most southerly summit in the Central Dingle area.
Grid Reference V57213 99845, OS 1:50k mapsheet 70
Place visited by: 23 members, recently by: chelman7, Deise-Man, Moses, mh400nt, conormcbandon, jgdarcy, JohnAshton, ucampbell, eamonoc, liz50, markmjcampion, frankmc04, omurchu, ciarraioch, Fergalh
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Longitude: -10.086, Latitude: 52.132503, Easting: 57213, Northing: 99845, Prominence: 260m,  Isolation: 4.7km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 457194 599901
Bedrock type: Aeolian sandstone, (Kilmurry Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: Acres (na hAcraí) is a townland name.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc286, 10 char: Kncknncr

Gallery for Knocknanacree (Cnoc na nAcraí) and surrounds
Summary for Knocknanacree (Cnoc na nAcraí): Views to Slieve Mish and the Dingle Peninsula
Summary created by liz50 2017-03-21 20:13:44
Summit can be approached from the West by parking near Minard Castle Minard (V556 992) and following a rough track uphill past a quarry and onto the summit ridge.
A shorter steeper approach is possible from the road at Doorah (Q57696 00630)
Further East at A (QA (Q58394 00964)) follow a track uphill to gain the ridge with a faint path to the summit cairn.
There are fine views over Inch beach and on a clear day over to the Blasket Islands
Member Comments for Knocknanacree (Cnoc na nAcraí)
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   picture about Knocknanacree (<em>Cnoc na nAcraí</em>)
Picture: Slieve Mishs from the West
simon3 on Knocknanacree
by simon3 9 Jun 2009
Knocknacree is a short walk with a big payload on a good day. Take the smaller road SW out of Anascaul towards Minard, a ruined castle. You will find Knocknacree on your left, between you and the sea. In fact there is no road nearer the coast at this point. We stopped at Doorah (Q57696 00630) where there was a widening in the road. Judging by the reactions of a sheep farmer who we met on our way back I don't think there's any great access problem around here. Essentially there is one layer of rough field between the road and the open hillside. The farmer we met owned one of these and was utterly uninterested in what we were doing there.

The climb up Knocknacree (known locally as Acres) is surprisingly difficult although short. It's at a steep gradient and has a sort of knee high dwarf furze growing on it. Don't wear shorts. Eventually you reach the ridge and can walk some 750m to the summit with great views on all sides on a good day.

It would also be possible to park nearer to the summit if you wanted to, and indeed there seemed a few places where there was both parking and easy access onto the wild hillside.

The summit has trig pillar. The picture shows the series of ridges gradually descending from the higher Slieve Mishs. Knocknacree is almost at the end of this series of ridges.

In the backround in the pic is Caherconree with Gearhane off to the left. On the right skyline is (starting from the furthest) the Knockbrack, Moanlaur, Knockmore ridge finishing at Emlagh the last bump on the right skyline. The darker rounded summit almost in the middle of the picture is Brickany. Linkback:
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Picture: Lunch near the summit
Guinness powered ascent
by three5four0 29 Aug 2011
After another great night in Hanafins Bar in Annascaul, where we had more than several Guinness, it was decided to walk out from Annascaul again with Knocknanacree the objective for the day.

We followed the Dingle way along minor roads, towards, well Dingle Town. As the road starts to traverse the North side of Knocknanacree you come to a farm (on your right) with 2 tracks running up hill on your left. Take the second track at roughly A (Q58394 00964), go through the gate and walk up hill to another gate at the top of the field. Go through this and follow the track as it switch backs up the hill. Soon it will run along a fence, pick a suitable place to cross the fence (there is a couple of rocks placed so the long of leg can just step over) and gain the ridge, which a very faint path follows to the cairn. Continue on to the summit, just passed the summit is a small pen like structure (see the photo), where we stopped for lunch. Return was made by the way of ascent, as otherwise you end up in a lot of that furze which Simon mentions in his post. Linkback:
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Picture: The hazy end of the Dingle Peninsula
simon3 on Knocknanacree
by simon3 9 Jun 2009
Looking south there's long view towards Mount Eagle (right skyline) while to the left of that is Croaghmore on the Great Blasket Island. On the horizon in the left half of the picture is Inishvickillane some 30k through the summer haze. Linkback:
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Picture: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
by Bunsen7 17 Aug 2018
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and not closely accessible but Cromwell's forces gave it some strong blows many years ago, so getting too close might be inadvisable anyway.

Local signboards suggest an out and back from Minard Beach. The river and road directly to the east of this hill at Bunaneer would appear to prevent a route onwards to Knockafeehane. Linkback:
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