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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 80 members. Recently by: Eirepur, IainT, Lauranna, fmacm, ericjones, jimgraham, Peter Walker, David-Guenot, PeakPaul, CaptainVertigo, Flatout, Onzy, Wildrover, markmjcampion, JohnnyTade
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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Reach the wilderness in an hour. .. by group   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
5 top walk .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
A scrambling route .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
There is perhaps some confusion about the name of .. by simon3   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
3 hours of misery and no summit bagged. .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
simon3 on Caoinkeen, 2003
by simon3  25 Apr 2003
Richard Mersey’s “The Hills of Cork & Kerry” calls it Akinkeen and says of a traverse that he did “The dramatic shape of that walk lay in Lough Akinkeen and the considerable cliff above it. It was good to traverse its edge.” Our photo speaks for itself about the landscape. It shows Lough Akinkeen from the top of the ridge, around 380m above.
The skyline summits in the heat haze are to the left Carran and to the centre Bealick. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/443/
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