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Knocksheegowna Mountain Cnoc Sí Ghamhna A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Sí Ghamhna [PND*], 'hill of the calf's fairy mound ') Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S27776 16532 This summit has been logged as climbed by 151 members. Recently by: pavelbodi, geohappy, chalky, Ulsterpooka, anekk11, peter1, PeteBog, melohara, suiladoir, jimgraham, simoburn, jasonmc, FintanO, GSheehy, mikepwalker
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Longitude: -7.593573, Latitude: 52.300232 , Easting: 227776, Northing: 116532 Prominence: 53m,   Isolation: 1.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 627720 616586,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncksh, 10 char: Knckshgwn

Sídh Ghabhnaighe and Carraig Sídhe Ghabhnaighe [Carrigsheegowna] are minor names given by Canon Power under the townland of Glenpatrick. The more famous Knocksheegowna is near Ballinderry in North Tipperary. There is much fairy folklore connected with it, as it was considered to be the residence of Úna, queen of the fairies of Ireland and guardian of the O'Carroll family, the dominant Gaelic dynasty in this district. The name Cnoc Sidhe Úna (Una's fairy-hill) sounded so much like Cnoc Sidhe Ghamhna (the calf's fairy-hill) that a story of the fairy queen taking the shape of a calf came to be told of it and is printed in Croker's Fairy Legends of the South of Ireland [MacNeill, 216-17]. The Waterford Knocksheegowna seems to be secondary and refers only to a calf, not to Úna, so perhaps it was named once the tale of the calf had become popular and spread beyond its point of origin in North Tipperary.   Knocksheegowna is the 145th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocksheegowna in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking to Lough Mohra and Knockanaffrin
 
Where's the Fairy?
Short Summary created by jackill  3 Jul 2010
There are 3 main access points for the summit

Nire valley carpark S27640 12815 A(269m), the track through Moanyarha bog that starts at S25500 17490 B(423m) and from the forest entrance at Glenpatrick near the scout hut at S28260 18720 C(226m).
From the Nire valley (large carpark but can fill quickly on weekends) follow the track up hill from the carpark entrance, through a small gate S28083 13003 D(382m), on to the Gap S30159 13359 E(466m) turn north west to summit Knockanaffrin passing above Coumduala Lough on a magnificent ridge.Continue north west to Knocksheegowna summit.

From Moanyarha bog follow the good track through the bog to S26635 17060 F, then cross boggy ground to the summit(note very wet area underfoot at times).

From Glenpatrick follow go past the scout hut on forest track turn
right at S28920 17447 G,right at S28941 17400 H, to Lough Mohra S28510 16150 I(468m).Climb on a track uphill to the col S28184 15948 J(624m) and walk north west to the summit.

Excellent place to view Waterford and Tipperary on a clear day, the trig pillar sits on a steep sloped, rock outcrop. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/4903/
 
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jackill on Knocksheegowna, 2004
by jackill  8 Aug 2004
Knocksheegowna as seen from Knockanaffrin. start at carpark S276 128 K and follow the track to the gap bearing 316 degrees and follow the ridge to Knocksheenagowna . OK route with little walker damage and an easy to follow track along the ridge - please note the track to follow on the way down is not as well defined as the one on the ridge Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/1067/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocksheegowna in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit of Knocksheegowna, viewed from the 674m spot height.
 
csd on Knocksheegowna, 2008
by csd  2 Jun 2008
Parking at S25486 17479 L, I approached from the northwest, using the track shown on Sheet 75 that skirts around Moanyarha to get a bit closer to the Knocksheegowna - Knockanaffrin ridge. If you were feeling a little lazy, the track is suitable for most cars, so you could get a bit closer. The downside of this accessibility is the disgraceful fly-tipping that has taken place, where people have dumped all manner of household waste just off the track itself.
Assuming you don't hang around unduly, it's only 45 mins from the parking space to the summit, with excellent views along the ridge and over to Lachtnafrankee. The summit area itself has two high points, with the slightly higher one being adorned with a trig pillar. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/3137/
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Picture: Knocksheegowna from the SE
Looking SE towards Knocksheegowna
by Colin Murphy  26 Apr 2010
Knocksheegowna (in the distance) seen from the cairn on the northwest shoulder of the ridge which is called Shauneenabreaga on the OS map. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/4665/
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Picture: Carrigsheegowna seen from the track to the old Scout hut in Glenpatrick
 
A magical corner of the Comeraghs
by pdtempan  17 Jun 2010
I fell in love with this part of the Comeraghs last year. It was easy to see why it was used as a location by Kubrick for "Barry Lyndon". Unfortunately the weather deteriorated once I actually got up into the hills, but I managed to get some nice shots from the start of my walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/5877/
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Picture: The cairn that gives Shauneenabreaga its name
Shauneenabreaga
by pdtempan  17 Jun 2010
Shauneenabreaga is a bump at the end of the ridge extending N from Knocksheegowna. The curious name probably comes from Ir. Seáinín Bréige, 'false flunkey'. It probably refers to the cairn and belongs to the same set of names as the various hills called Fear Bréige or Buachaill Bréige. They all allude to the fact that the cairn resembles a human figure when seen from a distance (sometimes it takes some imagination!). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/5878/
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