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North Kerry Area   N: Ballybunion Subarea
Place count in area: 3, OSI/LPS Maps: 63, 71 
Highest place:
Crusline, 355m
Maximum height for area: 355 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 252 metres,

Places in area North Kerry:
N: Ballybunion:   Knockanore 265.5m
S: Stacks Mountains:   Crusline 355m
W: Ballyheigue:   Maulin Mountain 217m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockanore Hill Cnoc an Fhómhair A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Fhómhair [], 'hill of the autumn') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Mudstone, siltstone & sandstone Bedrock

Height: 265.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 63 Grid Reference: Q91005 42559
Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: JohnRea, Lauranna, liz50, Fergalh, madfrankie, Eileen-Dad, TommyV, wicklore, jackill, Geo, hivisibility, Carrauntoohilboy, chalky, la1ena, eamonoc
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Longitude: -9.606576, Latitude: 52.523899 , Easting: 91006, Northing: 142559 Prominence: 252m,  Isolation: 15.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 490979 642605,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc266, 10 char: Knockanore
Bedrock type: Mudstone, siltstone & sandstone, (Shannon Group)

The Irish form on the Discovery map is different from that found at Cnoc an Óir, 'hill of the gold'. Knockanore is said to have been the scene of a great slaughter in ancient times. [OSNB] Tis said that there was a great monument erected in memory of the slaughter in the spot where the trigl. Station stands; it was called Lact na Fulla. [OSNB] This battle is mentioned in O'Sullevan Beare's Historiae Catholicae Iberniae Compendium. The tradition of a great battle is based on the intrepretation of the name as Cnoc an Áir [OSNB, OG], 'hill of the slaughter'.   Knockanore is the second highest hill in the North Kerry area and the 1250th highest in Ireland. Knockanore is the most northerly summit in the North Kerry area and also the most easterly.

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Poor foreground, excellent background
Short Summary created by Peter Walker  15 Jun 2012
A tortured summit with a fine panoramic view, Knockanore looms large over the golfing Mecca of Ballybunnion.

As it is possible to drive to within a few yards of the summit any challenge in climbing it involves in-car rather than on-foot navigation. Take the R551 north out of Ballybunion, turning right at 896437 starA, then right again at 905434 starB, before finally turning left at 903424 starC onto the steep access road. The summit is adorned with assorted radio flotsam and jetsam (which is itself emblazoned with some rather choice graffiti regarding the inhabitants of Ballybunnion), a triangulation column, and a split level concrete pillar which marks the actual highest point. The mess is unfortunate, but the view is excellent: a superb place for taking in the scale of the Shannon as it empties into the sea. Linkback: Picture about mountain Knockanore (<i>Cnoc an Fhómhair</i>) in area North Kerry, Ireland
Picture: Well, I wasn't going to put up a pic of the graffiti about Ballybunion, was I?
Peter Walker on Knockanore, 2009
by Peter Walker  17 Dec 2009
After the previous day in the Knockmealdowns had become a minor epic of mist and gale-force winds, of pitch darkness and headtorches, and astronomy...there's are definite benefits to Knockanore. As Mr Three5four0 says, you can drive to the summit, parking either as he mentions before the final bend on the access road, or being impossibly lazy and going right to the end of the road from where it must be a good ten yards or so to the highest point (the split-level concrete pillar rather than the triangulation column).

It's a tortured summit to be sure, both in the major (all the ancient telecomms paraphernalia) and minor (see photo) details, but as the highest thing for a large distance it does score highly as a viewpoint: miles and miles of coastline and acres and acres of lush farmland are arrayed for your contemplation. Coming as I do from England (where we don't have proper rivers) I especially noted the scale of the Shannon as seen from here: broad and majestic indeed.

The pic is the latest in my acclaimed series of shots of 'great pieces of flytipping in the Irish Hills': those trig points can be really uncomfortable to lean against, so we must thank the kind-hearted soul who left that car seat there. Linkback:
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Picture: Tough climb to the trig point from the car!
An easy summit bag
by liz50  26 Sep 2020
Having visited the only other summit in the North Kerry group, Maulin we then tackled the highest which is 265m tall and must be the easiest summit to bag!. Following the directions given in earlier comments it was a pleasant stroll of 40m from car to trig point. Linkback:
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three5four0 on Knockanore, 2009
by three5four0  16 Sep 2009
You can drive right to the summit of Knockanore if you so wish. There is a parking area just before the access road doubles back on its self, which leaves a short stroll up tarmac to the summit & trig point. There is debris of the telecommunications age on the summit, which, some rival wag has covered in writing calling in to question the character of the Ballybunnion residents below. Linkback:
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What a view!!
by atlantic73  14 Jul 2014
You can drive all the way to the viewpoint or walk about a mile from the main road. For such a small hill the view is simply stunning. Well worth a visit if in the area Linkback:
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Picture: Looking out on the Shannon estuary with the Loop Head peninsula in the background.
Easy bag.
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
This hill in North Kerry is the highest point in the region so there are some nice views over the Shannon estuary. There is a road leading all the way to the top, so I bagged this one by driving to the top as per Peter Walkers directions. You can actually touch the trig point with your car. Linkback:
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