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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 83 members. Recently by: Dean, odonovansf, scapania, Eirepur, IainT, Lauranna, fmacm, ericjones, jimgraham, Peter Walker, David-Guenot, PeakPaul, CaptainVertigo, Flatout, Onzy
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  14 Jan 2012
Attempted to do a loop of the lake along Caoinkeen ridge starting at W023657. At this time of year (early Jan), the mixture of the tussock grassy, boggy ground and vicious heather makes this very tough going. We estimated 4 hours for the loop, but the weather closed in and after 2 hours we still hadn't reached Caoinkeen summit (we followed the fence to the east of the lake). With visibility getting even worse we made the (good) call to come back down the east side of the ridge, which is slightly easier, but still pretty unpleasant walking. Don't underestimate this summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/6653/
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Richard Mersey’s “The Hills of Cork & Kerry” call .. by simon3   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
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