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Caoinkeen Mountain An Caincín A name in Irish
(Ir. An Caincín [T6000], 'snub nose or turned-up nose') Cork/ Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 692m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W01040 64557 This summit has been logged as climbed by 79 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, fmacm, ericjones, jimgraham, Peter Walker, David-Guenot, PeakPaul, CaptainVertigo, Flatout, Onzy, Wildrover, markmjcampion, JohnnyTade, frankmc04
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.436043, Latitude: 51.825053 , Easting: 101040, Northing: 64557 Prominence: 107m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 501011 564620,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cnkn, 10 char: Caoinkeen
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

The name refers to the ridge running north from Knockboy which is abruptly truncated in a cliff. Previously Akinkeen in MV.   Caoinkeen is the second highest mountain in the Shehy/Knockboy area and the 124th highest in Ireland. Caoinkeen is the second highest point in county Cork.

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Take two .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Top of Caoinkeen.
Easy ascent from the S
by David-Guenot  30 Mar 2016
Included Caoinkeen in a 7-summit trip, starting at Priest's Leap gap (see track 3207). From there, it takes less than an hour to reach Knockboy, and then less than an hour from Knockboy to reach the top of Caionkeen, i.e. about 1h45 total time. The going is rather easy, and even pleasant between the two main tops. The ascent from the S begins at the col near the small Lough Nambrackdarig and is pretty short and easy. The summit has a cairn and this strange line of rocks which looks like a spine (see pic). Nice views all around from the summit area, but of course the cliffs to the NE are the main attraction, making it probably one of the most interesting mountains in the area. Therefore, I found it rather surprising that at the time I am writing this comment, only 73 MV members have climbed it, as it is quite easily/effortlessly reached from Knockboy, which has had many more visits. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/18481/
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The first significant top on the Beara borders wa .. by milo   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
On a footnote to the naming sheet 85 is in a fair .. by milo   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
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