Cnoc na dTobair means Hill of the Wells, and it sweeps down to Dingle Bay on our side of the peninsula North of Cahersiveen Town. A hidden jewel in the Kerry Mountains.
It is 590m high and there is an ancient pilgrim trail which we usually all follow up the North Face of the Mountain, the Skelligs Rocks come into view as you rise up. In 1880s, Canon Brosnan in Cahersiveen was a great “do-er” and after building the Cathedral style Daniel O’Connell Memorial church in the town, he was also in involved in erecting the stations of the cross on the ancient trail up Cnoc na dTobair. The crosses have been repaired a few times since and they mark the trail up but it’s much older than 1880s.