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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 218 members. Recently by: Franky, IainT, Lauranna, amgall, AdrianneB, declanohagan, corkrats, fmacm, Aidy, johnballinger, ericjones, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy, paddyobpc
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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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Great Views from the Top of Cork .. by SpiritOf84   (Show all for Knockboy)
Cork County Top
by mazamegaza  18 Aug 2015
We decided to approach the priests leap from the north as advised by roscorocket who we had met on another county top. We had no OS map so make sure you take the turn for the priests leap rather than follow signs for the priests leap circuit which takes you away from Knockboy! Its a straight forward walk from the small car park by the cross (2 cars) to the trig at the top. There are signs warning you not to startle any grouse as they are trying to improve the population.
We had beautiful sunny weather and our reward at the top was a panoramic treat looking over to the Macgillycuddys on one side and Bantry Bay on the other. 2 hours up and down as you start the walk so high up. Lovely. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/18258/
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Cork's highest not a hillwalking high point .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockboy)
Dash Up In The Dark .. by Aidy   (Show all for Knockboy)
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