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Knockowen Mountain Cnoc Eoghain A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Eoghain [OSI], 'hill of Eoghan') Cork/ Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 658m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V80870 55393 This summit has been logged as climbed by 80 members. Recently by: Onzy, daveevangibbons, noah, muschi, muddyboots, Cutti, frankmc04, simoburn, el_guapo, Rob_Lee, chalky, dmc, jcincork, HillmanImp, Eoin75
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Longitude: -9.725271, Latitude: 51.738842 , Easting: 80870, Northing: 55393 Prominence: 373m,   Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 480849 555464,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckwn, 10 char: Knockowen
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

This is the highest peak in the Cahas between the Healy Pass and the Tunnels Road. Knockowen is also the name of a townland in the parish of Tuosist.   Knockowen is the second highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 175th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockowen in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Heading towards Knockowen from the Healy pass
 
A fine reward awaits you
Short Summary created by jackill,  9 Jul 2011
Park at V78640 53567 A, room for 3 cars. If the shop is closed parking is also possible at V78656 53463 B. There is a rough track leading east from the highest point of the pass.Pick your way upwards around easy, rock shelfs onto a level rocky ridge. As you leave this ridge look for a grassy slope on the side of Knockowen to ascend to the summit cairn on a low rock shelf. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/4935/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockowen in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slabbed rock to the south
New Comment: South face
by Onzy  14 Mar 2015
Most approaches to Knockowen are from the Healy pass to the west or Cushnaficulla to the east. To the south however, there is a huge amount of slabbed rock on the final approach to the hill. As many of these slabs have slipped irregularly it can be hard to contour south of the mountain. There is however a grassy ledge below a long stretch of slabs at a height of c. 530m which allows good progress, Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/17879/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockowen in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking over Glanmore from the Knockowen ridge
 
Peter Walker on Knockowen, 2008
by Peter Walker  18 Jun 2008
As described by Paddy Dillon this makes an excellent little trip from the top of the Healy Pass (786536 C): two to three hours is perfectly leisurely, making it ideal for a Sunday afternoon after a Saturday night (yes, another one of them). In clear weather the large amount of outcropping rock is easily outmanouevred (or incorporated: there's a huge amount of pleasant bouldering/scrambling to be had along here)...in less clement conditions the ill-defined nature of the ridgeline would be 'interesting', I should think. The mountain views are indeed bleak: the mass of Hungry Hill blocking any view down the peninsular, while in the other direction the barren nature of much of the Cahas is very apparent. All is softened by the valley and seaward prospects mind you, which are most lovely (see example: from the ridge north-west over Glanmore to the Kenmare River.) And there's St Patrick's Cabbage about, which always adds to the day I find. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/3184/
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milo on Knockowen, 2003
by milo  29 Apr 2003
The highest point of the central Caha ridge walk from Healy Pass to Turners rock. Most special feature is the tremendous drop into Glenrastel to the West. My picture looks north towards Cushnafiaculla to give a sense of this remote and airy place Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/455/
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simon3 on Knockowen, 2003
by simon3  5 Aug 2003
Paddy Dillon [The Mountains of Ireland] says “Knockowen is a good place to sit and study the bleaker parts of the Caha Mountains, but there are also views across to the big mountains of the Iveragh peninsula.” Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork and Kerry] waxed more lyrical about the view from nearby Lough Namimna “.. there is a fine view north to the Matterhorn of Ireland – Mullaghanattin, across the Kenmare River." Our photo shows the summit cairn and a misty view of somewhere much nearer: Canshanvoe, a ridge that extends south of Knockeirky, the hump of some 577m, to the east of Knockowen. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/601/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockowen in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
simon3 on Knockowen, 2003
by simon3  5 Aug 2003
Knockowen’s north-west face is very impressive. This picture, taken from the East of the summit shows the cliff. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/602/
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