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Knockfune Hill An Cnoc Fionn A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Fionn [OSI], 'the white hill') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Greywacke, siltstone & grit Bedrock

Height: 452m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R84510 64439
Place visited by 20 members. Recently by: FrankMc1964, wicklore, thomas_g, markmjcampion, sandman, peter1, hivisibility, simoburn, frankmc04, Fergalh, eamonoc, conormcbandon, paddyhillsbagger, shaunkelly, aidand
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Longitude: -8.230508, Latitude: 52.730885 , Easting: 184510, Northing: 164439 Prominence: 68m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 584431 664446,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckfn, 10 char: Knockfune
Bedrock type: Greywacke, siltstone & grit, (Hollyford Formation)

Previously Knockfune E Top in MV.   Knockfune is the 727th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockfune in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: Slight track near the summit.
 
simon3 on Knockfune, 2009
by simon3  8 Mar 2009
One way, not necessarily the best, of reaching this summit is to park at R82340 63991 A where there is space for a few cars. Walk into the forest following the tracks (marked reasonably accurately on the 1:50k at this point) until you get to 836641 B. Go east across the stream and reach the track. Follow the track towards the summit. There are two possible tops. One which probably is the higher is in the trees and can be reached by going to a foresters path cut through the trees starting at R84547 64474 C which is at the NE edge of the forest. The summit is about 70m SW of this point along the forester's track.

The other candidate summit is at R8448 6470 D and has the advantage of being in the open with some sort of view.

Perhaps it would be easier to reach this summit from somewhere else such as what appears as a forest entrance at R854652 E

It is possible to go from the summit to Knockane some 2.1km north however the route we found was difficult and circuitous taking us through briars, young forest, wet felled areas etc until we found the track marked on the map which skirts the summit to the south and turns for the top at R8440 6633 F. Perhaps someone else knows a better way. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/616/comment/3623/
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For peak baggers only?
by aidand  4 Jul 2011
There is a new forest road running across the top of Knockfune. Coillte seems to be preparing for both harvesting and replanting. There is also a large aerial perhaps 300 meters from the very top. This was erected some years ago, probably to assess windspeeds for a windfarm that was never developed. It is hard to pinpoint the exact summit of Knockfune. A much better view is available just to the north outside the forest. It is now easy to link up both Knockfune and nearby Knockane using the forest roads and the Slieve Felim Way.

Overall Knockfune is not too exciting, and as it is close to much higher hills is easy to ignore. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/616/comment/6398/
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tricky trees section
by Fergalh  5 Mar 2014
I parked at (R85368 65210 G) and i walked up track to where it turned right at this point there is a rough track that runs uphill......follow this and after 50 metres turn left (R84696 65189 H) and struggle through trees uphill for 200 metres or so than you will reach fence cross this to rough ground and proceed to the top. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/616/comment/15898/
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