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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 219 members. Recently by: Eirepur, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, amgall, AdrianneB, declanohagan, corkrats, fmacm, Aidy, johnballinger, ericjones, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: View of the Reeks from Knockboy
johnvbrennan on Knockboy, 2006
by johnvbrennan  9 Jan 2006
Very fortunate with the weather. 8 January brought a beautiful crisp day with sun and clear skies. While Knockboy itself is not very challenging it does offer fabulous views in all directions. I can only imagine the views in the summer time. From the top you are looking right down on Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island. On the other side we could clearly see the Reeks which were snow capped. It was actually possible to identify the each peak just by following the snow line from left to right (Caher, Caher Ridge, Carrauntuohill, Beenkeragh and Eastern Reeks) I have attached a photo of this taken from Knockboy. Also views of Mangerton and we could just about see the Paps (it was foggy over towards the Rathmore direction).

Certainly one of the lesser climbed peaks and we didn't meet any other walkers during the 5 hours we were out. We also took in Caoinkeen cliffs, Gulllaba Hill and Barrerneen during the period we were there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/2136/
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Great views on a fine day .. by el_guapo   (Show all for Knockboy)
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The Top of Cork at 40! .. by Geo   (Show all for Knockboy)
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