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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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Bleak and remote. Views to SW redeem it. .. by milo   (Show all for Knockboy)
Knockboy is the highest point in Co Cork. Seán H .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockboy)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Misty summit! Too misty for an interesting pic alas!
murphysw on Knockboy, 2009
by murphysw  25 Jan 2009
Climbed this on what was a glorious morning from the priest's leap, though by the time I reached the summit the mist was awful, a perfect demonstration of Irish weather. It is worth noting that the area is heavily crisscrossed by fencing, which with a bit of searching, are low enough (provided you're tall enough!!) in parts to step over without damaging them. Nonetheless, they are inconvenient (one is just short of the summit) and are maybe the cause of access problems aidand is referring to. This is the highest point in Cork, which leaves me only Sawel in the Sperrins and my county high point mission is finished! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/3543/
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Unlike everybody else I loved this walk. 11th Aug .. by Audi-Anne   (Show all for Knockboy)
A wet and windy end to the year .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Knockboy)
A good test of you and footwear .. by Huggiebear1981   (Show all for Knockboy)
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