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Knockfennel

Cairn(s)

<b>Knockfennel</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79
Nearest Town:Bruff (5km S)
OS Ref (IE):   R643416 / Sheet: 65
Latitude:52° 31' 28.92" N
Longitude:   8° 31' 33.75" W

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Climbing knockfennel is a great way to get a feel for knockadoon and the whole lough gur/ grange lios complex.
You can make out the far bank where the main stone circle is but it is obscured by the trees. The cairn on top is unusual it has a depression in the middle of it a bit like the top of a volcano.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
19th June 2006ce

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Knockfennel (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Fieldnotes

This Hut Circle is made up of maybe 8-10 stones most of them no more than 200-300mm high.

This is actually a hut circle not a stone circle. My mistake. It is called a stone circle on the information board at Lough Gur.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
15th May 2007ce
Edited 15th August 2007ce

Knockfennel (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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15th May 2007ce

Knockfennel (Rath) — Fieldnotes

This fort is marked on the information board as you come into Lough Gur. What is interesting at this time of year is the circular patterns of growth within the Lough itself.
Obviously as one corner of the lake has been reclaimed/ filled in then it is likely that the overall level of the lake has risen. Perhaps there are more sites underwater.
Much of the folklore of the area speaks of an enchanted city beneath its waters.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
15th May 2007ce

Knockfennel (Rath) — Images

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15th May 2007ce

Knockfennel North (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

This is a beautiful standing stone to the north of Knockfennel. It is on private land.
It is not shown on the OS Map for some reason (very unusual, I think the OS map for Limerick is missing a lot of stuff) however it is in the Discovery Programme book for the region.
It is about 1.75m high and seems to be carved at the tip into a semi-circular top.
To get there use the pathway that goes up Knockfennel and branch off along the lower northern ridges of it.
It is less than 0.5km from the main path.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
15th May 2007ce

Knockfennel North (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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15th May 2007ce