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Knockboy Mountain An Cnoc Buí A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Buí [OSI], 'yellow/golden hill') County Highpoint of Cork, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 706m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W00480 62060 This summit has been logged as climbed by 215 members. Recently by: amgall, AdrianneB, declanohagan, corkrats, fmacm, Aidy, johnballinger, ericjones, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, William-J, Colin Murphy, t.jay
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Longitude: -9.443414, Latitude: 51.802466 , Easting: 100480, Northing: 62060 Prominence: 685m,   Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 500453 562118,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckby, 10 char: Knockboy
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Knockboy is the highest point in Co. Cork, although its summit is shared with Co. Kerry. It is less spectacular than some of the hills further west, such as Hungry Hill. It is perhaps a surprise that Cork's highest point is lower than Mount Leinster on the boundary between Carlow and Wexford, two counties which are hardly known for their mountains. All of this goes to show that ruggedness and height do not always go hand in hand.   Knockboy is the highest mountain in the Shehy/Knockboy area and the 106th highest in Ireland. Knockboy is the highest point in county Cork.

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Bleak and remote. Views to SW redeem it. .. by milo   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Knockboy is the highest point in Co Cork. Seán H .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Climbed this on what was a glorious morning from .. by murphysw   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Unlike everybody else I loved this walk. 11th Aug .. by Audi-Anne   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
A wet and windy end to the year .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
A good test of you and footwear
by Huggiebear1981  12 Nov 2012
Climbed Knockboy on 11/11/12, group of three climbers. We started our climb before Priests Leap handrailing a boundary fence (one of many on this mountain) Started off boggy and wet and kept getting worse,even though the weather was fine. Have to say its not the hardest gradient climbed but still a great test mainly cos of the boggy ground. The views while climbing are well worth it and from the top you can see right across from Kerry to Bandon. On the way down we stuck to another boundary fence on the border line, we came out on to the road east of the Leap, had a 15min walk to the car but didn't mind cos we were back on solid ground. The biggest problem with Knockboy is the access, a maze of fences with no steps or any help to clear them on the way to the top is very off putting. Would like to see something done to help with access as not everyone is comfortable with climbing fences Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/14872/
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