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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
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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 120th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Lough Akinkeen from Caoinkeen slopes
 
5 top walk
by Colin Murphy  10 May 2010
Caoinkeen was our first stop on a 5-top (2 car) trek that took in Caoinkeen - Knocknamanagh-Knocknamanagh NE - Gullaba Hil l- Bird Hill. There is just room to pull over to the side of the road beside a short track at 027 685 A (our finishing point). We then drove south along the narrow road and parked at point 023 657 B, and began our walk up a track (that leads up to Lough Akinkeen) for a few hundred metres before turning south and heading up the steepish incline that runs to the east of Caoinkeen. The route offered great views of the valley and the steep cliff that encloses the lough on three sides (see pic). Caoinkeen itself is a broad, rocky top marked by a cairn. About an hour and a quarter to the top.
We then proceeded NW to Knocknamanagh, NE to Knocknamanagh NE Top and Gullaba Hill and then swung sharply east towards Bird Hill, reaching our end point in approx five and a half hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/4703/
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A scrambling route .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
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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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