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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)
 
One of Munster's Monsters .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
You can drive up to the top of priests leap in a .. by sparow   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
There are ongoing access problems on Knockboy. Pl .. by aidand   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
SDillmore on Knockboy, 2005
by SDillmore  17 Mar 2005
Not much to add. Took a St. Patrick's day trip up Priest's Leap. The warm weather didn't follow me up the mountain. If you look at the OSI map, you will see where the Priest's Leap road goes from yellow to black. I didn't notice much of a change, but sparow was right, oncoming traffic would be a pain. Visibility was about 20 meters, and it had been raining, so very boggy walk to the summit. Easy to get lost, so make sure you have a map and compass. Basically, I just followed the road north from the priests leap for about 600m, followed the stream up to Lough Reagh, then made a beeline for Knockboy summit. Quite the stiff wind up there, and it was much colder than I expected.
I imagine the walk would be pretty in nice weather. The drive up Priest's Leap maybe not so much if you are vertiginous.
Be prepared to climb a few fences, especially if visibility is bad and you have to follow a bearing. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/1538/
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Bleak and remote. Views to SW redeem it. .. by milo   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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