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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 place has been logged as visited by 242 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Dee68, MountainBoy, oakesave, sarahryanowen, robcon54, Mike32chp, DeltaP, maryt, msammon, shaygo, odonovansf, peterturner, k_mcdermott, Dean
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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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The Top of Cork .. by group   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Ogres About! .. by MountainBoy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
One of Munster's Monsters .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
sparow on Knockboy, 2005
by sparow  23 Feb 2005
You can drive up to the top of priests leap in a car - not a bus (simplifies the traverse to Ahinkeen). It makes for a short walk to the summit, ideal for winter or if you start out late. But, do not drive up if you like your car or don't like reversing. It's unprotected and passing spots are few - I had to reverse up the hill 300M to let a car through. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/1492/
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There are ongoing access problems on Knockboy. Pl .. by aidand   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Not much to add. Took a St. Patrick's day trip u .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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