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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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by MountainBoy  9 Jul 2017
As part of our quest to stand at the top of every county in Ireland, me and my Dad found an opening in our calendars to attempt Knockboy on 9.7.17. Our fears of bad weather as we were crossing over the Youghal bridge were allayed as we moved further west and into blazing sunlight. After a little bit of asking around we found the entrance to the much-dreaded Priest's Leap. We soon found that Google Street View is not the best indicator of the quality of a road as Dad was forced to use the handbrake to get us over some of the most perilous dips (fortunately a brand new clutch had been installed the day before). Thankfully we did not meet anybody coming back down the road, which would have been quite inconvenient. As Dad was struggling to keep the car moving forward, I looked out onto the beautiful valley to our left (Dad remarked that it must have been formed by one hell of a glacier). Eventually, after one final dip, we came out onto the parking area (due to its size it took us a few minutes to find a suitable space). We met a man who was planning to run up the mountain. Fair play to him! We spent some time admiring the wonderful views (including my first ever view of the Reeks!). We followed the fence across the road as far as the first intersection, where we crossed over (no stiles). As we were following the fence, I fell into the deepest mud I've ever seen (sorry Arderin). Dad tastefully described what ended up on my shoe as "ogre s**t". After that unfortunate incident, we decided to avoid the rest of the Bog of Doom and cut across towards the lake. After crossing over a fence (this time with a stile) at one end of the lake, we began the final stage of the ascent. I have little to say on this, except that there are a few steep bits and a couple of annoying false summits. When we got to the top we admired the 360 degree views and had a few custard creams (I also presented Dad with my birthday card). The way down was basically the same, except for the fact that we saw a few people going up (one man even had a baby on his shoulders, much to Dad's astonishment. As we were heading down, we made plans to visit Moylussa at some point in August. 1 hr 20 mins up, 1 hr 15 mins down. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/19589/
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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)
 
Not much to add. Took a St. Patrick's day trip u .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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