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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, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S27776 16532 This summit has been logged as climbed by 187 members. Recently by: IainT, Kiwitrekker, wwwalker, lw24, ckilm, brendevlin, tommccarthy, hivisibility, dmc, Peter Walker, maike, eoghanm, Kennyj, a_whelan99, t.jay
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Longitude: -7.593588, Latitude: 52.300214 , Easting: 227776, Northing: 116532 Prominence: 53m,   Isolation: 1.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 627719 616584,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncksh, 10 char: Knckshgwn
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

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 147th highest summit in Ireland.

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Enchanting Comeraghs .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
Lough Mohra (centre of the picture) is to the SE .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocksheegowna in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockanaffrin on approach from the forest track
 
Hidden gems
by Kennyj  18 Apr 2016
Went up Knocksheegowna today, parking at the trailhead near the scout hut situated down a forest track on the left hand side a few miles out of Rathgormack.
We followed the waymarked trail up to lake Mohra,you can actually drive up close to the lake on forest track which saves a bit of walking.
From the lake we made our way up to the col between Knockanaffrin and Knocksheegowna and from here it's a short walk along the ridge to the summit trig pillar that sits on a rocky outcrop.
Super views far and near. Made our way back to the col before taking in Knockanaffrin with its rocky outcrops and small cairn pitched on top of one of them.
Distance 10 km, 3 hours with a few stops.
Like most walks around the Comeraghs plenty of hidden gems around every corner and well worth the drive to take them in. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/18495/
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