Knocknadobar

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Knocknadobar
Cnoc na dTobar
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Highest point
Elevation 690 m (2,260 ft) [1]
Prominence 565 [1]
Listing Marilyn
Coordinates 51°59′35″N 10°10′32″W / 51.99302°N 10.175489°W / 51.99302; -10.175489Coordinates: 51°59′35″N 10°10′32″W / 51.99302°N 10.175489°W / 51.99302; -10.175489
Geography
Knocknadobar is located in Ireland
Knocknadobar
Knocknadobar
Parent range Mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula
OSI/OSNI grid V506845

Knocknadobar (Irish: Cnoc na dTobar, meaning "mountain of the wells") is one of the main mountains of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

Etymology[edit]

Its name means "mountain of the wells" and is thought to refer to the four small lakes on its slopes.

Geography[edit]

The mountain lies northeast of Cahersiveen, just north of the N70 road, on the coast of Dingle Bay. It is 690 m (2,264 ft) in height.

History[edit]

Knocknadobar is famous for its "stations of the cross" on the path to the summit[clarification needed] and an altar at the top where mass is said yearly. A cross beside the altar was erected in June 1884.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Iveragh NW Area / Knocknadobar". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 

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