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.
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.
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.