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Knockanore Mountain
Cnoc an Fhómhair
The trig point on Knockanore Mountain - geograph.org.uk - 334171.jpg
The trig point on Knockanore Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)
Prominence 252 m (827 ft)
Listing Marilyn
Naming
English translation Hill of the autumn
Language of name Irish
Geography
OSI/OSNI grid Q910425
Geology
Mountain type mudstone, siltstone, sandstone

Knockanore Mountain (Irish: Cnoc an Fhómhair , meaning hill of the autumn) is a large hill North Kerry, Ireland.

Geography

The 267-metre (876 ft) high hill stands around 5 km NE from Ballybunion. Its top hosts some broadcasting masts and a triangulation station. The hill is visible in the distance and the summit offers a good view on Shannon Estuary and a large part of Kerry's Atlantic coastline.

Name

The English meaning of Cnoc an Fhómhair is hill of the autumn.

Access to the summit

Knockanore summit can be accessed by a very short walk from the nearest road.

Nature

The bogs surrounding the Knockanore are cited on The Irish naturalist, and are considered very interesting from the entomologist's point of view.

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