The most conspicuous landmark in the parish is the hill of Knockshegowna, which rises 701ft. above the surrounding countryside. All the old manuscripts refer to it as Cnoc Sí Una - the principal home of of the 'Faerie Queen' of the O'Carrolls of Ely. The English poet, Spenser, made Knockshegowna the dwelling place of Una, the heroine of his poem the Faerie Queen.

On the summit of Knockshegowna, where a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole parish and beyond can be enjoyed, is the illuminated cross which was erected in 1949 to commerate the introduction of rural electrification into the parish.