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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 98 members. Recently by: davsheen, oldpragmatist, eugeneryan959, IainT, Wilderness, tommccarthy, CaptainVertigo, PeakPaul, t.jay, juliewoods, bryanmccabe, melohara, joemountain, Eoin75, ckilm
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Longitude: -9.725312, Latitude: 51.738796 , Easting: 80870, Northing: 55393 Prominence: 373m,   Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 480846 555459,   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 180th highest in Ireland.

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A fine reward awaits you .. by group   (Show all for Knockowen)
 
October 2016 .. by davsheen   (Show all for Knockowen)
 
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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Peak-badger .. by bryanmccabe   (Show all for Knockowen)
 
The highest point of the central Caha ridge walk .. by milo   (Show all for Knockowen)
 
Paddy Dillon [The Mountains of Ireland] says “Kno .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockowen)
 
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