Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain

Users Online:
Guests online: 45
Recent Contributions

Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....

Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo

Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore

Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge

Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.

Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn

Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10

Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh

Slieve Foye

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 148th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/
COMMENTS for Knocksheegowna 1 2 Next page >>
Where's the Fairy? .. by group   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
Knocksheegowna as seen from Knockanaffrin. start .. by jackill   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
Parking at S25486 17479 L, I approached from .. by csd   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
Looking SE towards Knocksheegowna .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocksheegowna in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
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/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
Shauneenabreaga .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
COMMENTS for Knocksheegowna 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Knocksheegowna.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here