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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 place has been logged as visited by 194 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, oakesave, DeltaP, Reeks2011, millsd1, Dean, ilenia, IainT, Kiwitrekker, wwwalker, lw24, ckilm, brendevlin, tommccarthy, hivisibility
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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
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 place in Ireland.

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Where's the Fairy? .. by group   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
Knocksheegowna as seen from Knockanaffrin. start .. by jackill   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
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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Looking SE towards Knocksheegowna .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
A magical corner of the Comeraghs .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
Shauneenabreaga .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
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