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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 232 members. Recently by: odonovansf, peterturner, k_mcdermott, Dean, jasonmc, Daingean, Juanita, sophpow, Magsamillion, annemariebbrenna, Hadleigh, paulmcquaid, Helenha, Eirepur, Franky
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Longitude: -9.443445, Latitude: 51.80252 , Easting: 100480, Northing: 62060 Prominence: 685m,   Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 500451 562124,   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: From Lough Boy
 
The Top of Cork
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill,  17 May 2016
Park at V98530 61072 A , a gravel area next to a commemorative stone for "The Priests Leap" room for 2 cars. There are options for parking also before and after this. Cross the first of many sheepwire fences and make your way to the shores of Lough Boy, here pick up another fence to the north of the lake and follow it to the summit trig and small cairn. views of the Shehys to the east, the 'Reeks to the north and the Cahas to the west.

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The start of a CHP Challenge .. by paddyobpc   (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)
 
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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