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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
Place visited by 197 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, David-Guenot, glencree, markmjcampion, oakesave, DeltaP, Reeks2011, millsd1, Dean, ilenia, IainT, Kiwitrekker, wwwalker, lw24, ckilm
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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 149th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocksheegowna in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knocksheegowna skyline from Glenpatrick
 
Enchanting Comeraghs
by pdtempan  17 Jun 2010
Knocksheegowna and its neighbours are particularly enticing from the north. The enchanting scenery of the northern Comeraghs was my favourite discovery of 2009. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/5880/
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Lough Mohra (centre of the picture) is to the SE .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
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