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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 221 members. Recently by: paulmcquaid, Helenha, Eirepur, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, amgall, AdrianneB, declanohagan, corkrats, fmacm, Aidy, johnballinger, ericjones, lw24
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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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Knockboy is the highest point in Co Cork. Seán H .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Climbed this on what was a glorious morning from .. by murphysw   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Audi-Anne on Knockboy, 2009
by Audi-Anne  13 Aug 2009
Unlike everybody else I loved this walk. 11th Aug 09 and the sun shone all day. We drove up to Priest's Leap and yes it was terrifying. Parked where the cross marks the point and 3 cars can fit there and turn for the dreaded journey back which actually isn't half as bad. We walked up via the fence and really had spectacular views. Crossed over to little knockboy and the Caoinkeen cliffs. Mist came down so we descended into the vally of the Coomeelan stream and found a farmer's quad track which led us to the black unclassified road. Walked (trudged) uphill back to the car but it was worth it. I suppose the mist must have ruined it for other people. The views are spectacular. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/4016/
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A wet and windy end to the year .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Don't be put off by the drive! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
A good test of you and footwear .. by Huggiebear1981   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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