Cnoc na Tobar
in Cahersiveen,Co Kerry

Cnoc an Tobar is the where Enflaith group have arived. It is a sacred pilgrim mountain over looking Kells Bay Co Kerry .We set off from cahersiveen at 10.30 and plan to camp at kells bay. Xx Saraí Humble

Cnoc na Tobar-A brief History-


Cnoc na Tobar, it is situated on a  mountain top over looking Kells Bay Cahersiveen, Co Kerry.

As one of Ireland’s most sacred mountains. Similar to Croagh Patrick and Mount Brandon. Cnoc na Tobar is a part  of twelve pilgrim trails of Ireland. 

 It has been a sacred pilgrim site since prehistoric and medieval times.  To state its importance, it is the site of the festival of Lughnasa, the harvest festival. Great fireslit by people. They would sing,dance and praise the gods for a great harvest. But since medieval times it has being used as part of the Christian pilgrims routes.

 It stands at 690m, a “stand-alone” mountain north of Cahersiveen and rising sheer out of Dingle Bay. One of the most impressive mountains in the Iveragh peninsula.  The climbs it self is a trail  which is clearly marked. In front of you iconic Skellig rocks gradually appears in the horizon as you walk.

Historical facts

In 1885, the Cahersiveen parish priest , Canon Brosnan, organised the erection of stations of the cross on the route from St Fursey’s Well to the summit of Cnoc an Tobar.  before you take on the summit, there is a well. dedicated to St. Fursey or St. Fursa, the sixth-century saint. It  is known for its healing mineral properties, especially for eye problems. 


the true summit is not the cross build by the Catholic church.  You will have continued to the northwest. Go straight over a turf /bog. There is a small cairn build by pre-Christians and this is the summit.


Walk Updates


Walk update

We are walking today from the cafe in balina skelligs to a well and walking back to the camp by the beech “crios na tra” ,, tomorrow the intention is to walk from balinaskeligs to st fenians bay where will camp by the beech near a lovely well with a view of the magestic skelligs islands.

Yah Godsil  1st of August 2018

Good morning. Today we will make our way to st. Finans bay to camp for the night. We will continue the next day on to valentia island and on to cahersiveen. 0861081007 is our contact number if anyone has trouble finding us.,+Skellig+Ring,+Rathkieran,+County+Kerry/@51.84639045,-10.33566425,8.10602737a,623.0619602d,35y,0h,0t,0r/data=CigiJgokCapsFDY5ejNAEaVsFDY5ejPAGZ9rlcpwDUPAIam3-IB5VWHA
Grá agus Beannacht x

Sarah Ni Hlonghaile 2nd August 2018


Route planner

Overview of Walking Route

All those starting the walk on the 1st of August leave a note here some maps


The trail begins in Ballinaskelligs Bay on Aug 1st and ends 950km at Malin Head.

The walk will be broken up into two part. The first part Skelligs — Uisneach. The second part Uisneach to the North. These OS Maps will serves as a guide for the first part of the walk.

The Kerry Way – OS78, 83,

Dunhallow Way – OS 79, 80

Ballyhoura Way – OS 66, 73, 74

Multeen Way – OS 66

North West Cork Way

Ormond Way

Hymany Way


TO BE WORKED ON —  this walk will evolve on route


Terrain : Boreen, Mountain, Over Land and sometimes along main roads.