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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
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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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A good test of you and footwear .. by Huggiebear1981   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Very fortunate with the weather. 8 January brough .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Bantry Bay (Whiddy Is.) on left, Barley Lake just about visible on right
 
Great views on a fine day
by el_guapo  15 Jun 2014
Followed jackills route, headed for Loughboy and picked up a fence on the north side which goes all the way to the summit.

Great views out over Bantry bay and north to Kerry on a fine day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/17502/
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Can anyone advise the best starting point for a t .. by ibradley   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
The Top of Cork at 40! .. by Geo   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Cnoc Bui from Nambrackdearg/Borlin .. by wellaway1   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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