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KnockboyMountainAn 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:706mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85Grid Reference: W00480 62060This summit has been logged as climbed by 219 members. Recently by: Eirepur, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, amgall, AdrianneB, declanohagan, corkrats, fmacm, Aidy, johnballinger, ericjones, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/