Knockanore Mountain

Coordinates: 52°31′27.35″N 9°36′24.01″W / 52.5242639°N 9.6066694°W / 52.5242639; -9.6066694
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Knockanore Mountain
Cnoc an Fhómhair
The trig point on Knockanore Mountain
Highest point
Elevation267 m (876 ft)[1]
Prominence252 m (827 ft)[1]
Coordinates52°31′27.35″N 9°36′24.01″W / 52.5242639°N 9.6066694°W / 52.5242639; -9.6066694[1]
English translationHill of the autumn
Language of nameIrish
Knockanore Mountain is located in Ireland
Knockanore Mountain
Knockanore Mountain
OSI/OSNI gridQ910425
Mountain typemudstone, siltstone, sandstone

Knockanore Mountain (Irish: Cnoc an Fhómhair, meaning 'hill of the autumn')[2] is a large hill North Kerry, Ireland.


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[3] 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.[citation needed]

Access to the summit[edit]

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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "North Kerry Area - Knockanore". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Cnoc an Fhómhair". Placenames Database of Ireland. Dublin City University. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  3. ^ Dennis Ford (25 March 2011). Eight Generations: the story of our family. p. 56. ISBN 9781450299039. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  4. ^ The Irish naturalist. Vol. 7–8. 1898. p. 66. Retrieved 8 July 2015.