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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 215 members. Recently by: amgall, AdrianneB, declanohagan, corkrats, fmacm, Aidy, johnballinger, ericjones, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, William-J, Colin Murphy, t.jay
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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   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Summit as seen from Lough Boy
 
Cork's highest not a hillwalking high point
by Colin Murphy  17 May 2016
Knockboy was something of a disappointment, I have to say, it being the highest point in Cork and all that. I found it an unremarkable summit in terms of terrain or aspect, although it does provide some good panoramas from the summit. Having done Knockboy South Top on a previous walk, also on a warm summer's day, I have the impression that the area is permanently boggy whatever the weather. Anyway, the drive up Ireland's scariest road to Priest's Leap makes the journey worthwhile in itself! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/18533/
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Dash Up In The Dark .. by Aidy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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