Knockfierna which translates in English to “Hill of the Fairies” is located a short drive south west of Adare just outside the village of Ballingarry.
Knockfierna is a beautiful scenic location for a hike. The path (the red road) goes all the way to the top and makes it very accessible. From the top of Knockfierna you can see beyond Limerick to parts of Clare, Kerry, Tipperary and Cork. Great views of Thomond Park and other Limerick city landmarks. This areas is steeped in history from pagan times and old famine cottages are dotted all over the hill, which by the way is also the cone of an extinct volcano. While not very challenging Knockfierna provides great views and a variety of different walking paths. A great location for an evening stroll or even a school group interested in learning about the history of the hill.