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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
Place visited by 88 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, oakesave, DeltaP, msammon, shaygo, Dean, odonovansf, scapania, Eirepur, IainT, Lauranna, fmacm, ericjones, jimgraham, Peter Walker
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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 123rd 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
 
simon3 on Caoinkeen, 2003
by simon3  25 Apr 2003
There is perhaps some confusion about the name of the summit of Ahinkeen. The OS 1:50k map calls it Knockboy (which is exactly the same as the name they give to the higher mountain about 2k south). The OS also has a label of Caoinkeen near the cliff edge. There is also some doubt as to the top. There is a small cairn on a prominent mound of rock beside the cliff edge also, which some seem to take as the summit. Our photo shows a cairn some 100-200 m south of the cliff. In the background can be seen the larger Knockboy and to its right, Knockboy North Top (not very obvious in the heat haze). The ridge between Ahinkeen and Knockboy is broad and boggy and could be tricky in mist, though it does not have any of the significant slabs that can make walking hard in the Cahas. There is a small lake, Lough Nambrackdarrig, to act as a waypoint. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/444/
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3 hours of misery and no summit bagged. .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
Richard Mersey’s “The Hills of Cork & Kerry” call .. by simon3   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
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