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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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Very fortunate with the weather. 8 January brough .. by johnvbrennan   (Show all for Knockboy)
Great views on a fine day .. by el_guapo   (Show all for Knockboy)
Can anyone advise the best starting point for a t .. by ibradley   (Show all for Knockboy)
The Top of Cork at 40!
by Geo  20 Aug 2010
Went up on my birthday from the pass at Priest's Leap, which is a relatively easy ascent and most of the climbing had been done by my trusty car!I had no map with me, tut tut, but luckily had Paddy Dillon's "Mountains of Ireland" with me and with good visibility, a GPS with it's batteries on last legs and my hill walkers instinct we made it to the summit without difficulty. Another county top conquered. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/6038/
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Cnoc Bui from Nambrackdearg/Borlin .. by wellaway1   (Show all for Knockboy)
Magnetic Variation .. by Daithihill   (Show all for Knockboy)
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