Knockanore Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKnockanore Mountain
|Cnoc an Fhómhair|
The trig point on Knockanore Mountain
|Elevation||267 m (876 ft)|
|Prominence||252 m (827 ft)|
|English translation||Hill of the autumn|
|Language of name||Irish|
|Mountain type||mudstone, siltstone, sandstone|
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.
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.
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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