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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
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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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The Top of Cork .. by group   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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)
 
aidand on Knockboy, 2008
by aidand  15 Apr 2008
There are ongoing access problems on Knockboy. Please talk to the locals before attempting to climb Knockboy, or contact the Kenmare Walking Club. I understand that some of the members of this club are trying to resolve the problem. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/3043/
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Not much to add. Took a St. Patrick's day trip u .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Bleak and remote. Views to SW redeem it. .. by milo   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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