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Knockiveagh Hill Cnoc Uíbh Eachach A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Uíbh Eachach [PNNI], 'hill of the Uí Eachach or descendants
of Eochu')
Down County, in Binnion List, Granite, granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 235m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J18247 37804 This summit has been logged as climbed by 36 members. Recently by: eamonoc, jimmyread, rowanofravara, paddyhillsbagger, chalky, Fergalh, Garmin, conormcbandon, FEARGALS, Trailtrekker, simon3, muschi, mark-rdc, Peter Walker, dmcdevitt
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Longitude: -6.18548, Latitude: 54.275408 , Easting: 318247, Northing: 337804 Prominence: 150m,   Isolation: 9.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 718174 837808,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckvg, 10 char: Knckvgh
Bedrock type: Granite, granodiorite, (Newry Granodiorite Complex)

The Uí Eachach Coba were an ancient population group who gave their name to four baronies in Mid-Down.   Knockiveagh is the 1310th highest summit in Ireland. Knockiveagh is the second most westerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockiveagh in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Venerable cairn, varied view.
Quick walk, interesting view.
Short Summary created by simon3,  17 Mar 2013
An obvious way of reaching this is up a private lane starting near the Knock Reservoir Lower J183374 A
The lane, which is seriously concreted, is private and the owner lives to the left at the start on the main road. Follow this lane as it gradually changes to a basic track, curling round the summit area, hugh collapsed cairn and trig pillar.
This summit rises above the surrounding till and is mostly composed of sandstone. Views from the top are extensive including the Slieve Croob area, the Mournes and various smaller south Down hills. The summit is lucky to have escaped telecoms mast builders - the reservoirs it is used for are relatively neat.
Walking up and down will take you 30 to 45 mins.
A sign at the bottom of the lane says the cairn dates from 3700BCE. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1015/comment/5774/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockiveagh in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View to the Mournes
A little Gem
by gerrym  10 Sep 2010
Parking for this short climb is at the entrance to Knock Resevior Lower (just past the private lane at 183374) where there is room for several cars.

The covered resevoir extends up the hillside surrounded by a high fence, simply cross the gate into the field and follow the fence uphill to a line of trees. Another field brings a track which can be followed easily to the summit, reached in 10 minutes!

The top has what looks like an old burial cairn, which has collapsed. A trig pillar stands about 30 ft and slightly lower - overlooking the higher covered resevoir. Stunning views to the western most Mournes, with the Hares Gap, Hen, Cock, eagle and more in view.

Return quite simply the way came up. Over in a flash but a really nice viewpoint for its height and a picnic would not have been out of place! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1015/comment/6091/
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three5four0 on Knockiveagh, 2009
by three5four0  5 Oct 2009
Parked up in a small parking space beside a Bronte Trail info sign, at roughly 178375 B, where we crossed an awkward fence topped by barbed wire. We crossed several more fences and negotiated areas of windbush and thistles before arriving at, what appeared to be a water pumping station, with an access track. We followed this track up hill, through a couple of gates, and sure enough it wound up hill to the summit of Knockiveagh, with its trig point just below the summit. From the summit the views of the main Mourne mountains are superb, this was my last summit in the Mournes Group and despite the rough start it was well worth the visit. On the descent we stuck to the track, which turned into a cemented lane, arriving out at a minor road round 183374 by a private lane sign. From here it was only a short walk back to the car via Knock Terrace. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1015/comment/4189/
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For the views
by pn_runner  23 Apr 2011
The Views are the reason (apart from logging a bag) to visit this top. I followed roughly three5four0's route all the while feeling like I was trespassing. Kept a low profile, avoiding the fields with sheep and moved fast, up and down in 18 minutes. At the bottom a passing local suggested I was far from home (car reg) but didn't seem put out that someone would have emerged on foot from one of the fields beside the Bronte lay by. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1015/comment/6311/
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