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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
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Knockmeal Mountain Seisceann na Maoile A name in Irish
(Ir. Seisceann na Maoile [OSI], 'marsh of the bare hill') Tipperary/ Waterford County, in Arderin List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 559.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S10247 08341 This summit has been logged as climbed by 161 members. Recently by: melohara, lw24, Martinpeak, tommccarthy, maike, eoghanm, William-J, t.jay, javono, AJB1971, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, jonto1983, walker26, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -7.850767, Latitude: 52.227213 , Easting: 210248, Northing: 108341 Prominence: 57.92m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 610195 608395,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc560, 10 char: Knockmeal
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Another possible interpretation is 'sedge of the hornless cow' as maol is feminine in this name. However, note that this peak is in the townland of Meoul, which actually suggests Ir. meall, 'lump', rather than maol.   Knockmeal is the 395th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmeal in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: As seen from Knocksculloge
 
A fine view of the eastern hills
Short Summary created by jackill,  29 Dec 2011
Park on the roadside at S112 083 A on the Mellary to Newcastle road just after you cross the border to Tipperary and an abandoned farmhouse. There is room here for 5-6 cars.
You will notice there are two tracks running side by side uphill , take the right hand one and follow it uphill and west.
After 0.75 kms follow this track left and around the side of Knockmeal for about 1km.
When the track turns left again and slightly downhill to the col with Knocknafallia you will reach a wall running up Knockmeal and to the northeast.
Follow this wall until it turns left (north ), leave the wall and cross to the summit cairn. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/343/comment/5103/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmeal in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
simon3 on Knockmeal, 2006
by simon3  8 May 2006
Knockmeal is the most easterly of the 500m mountains in the Knockmealdowns. From it there is a view to most of the east of the range where there is Knocknasculloge (432m) and Knocknanask (486m). Our photo shows the modest cairn and the view to the west, along the north face of the main ridge. Claude Wall said of the Knockmealdowns “The traverse along the principal summits is a grand rough moorland walk of about twelve miles.” From Knockmeal you can see much of the walk. In the midground of the picture you can see the high prow of Knocknagnauv around just left of the middle of the picture. On the skyline you can see Knockmoylan (768m) just to the right of Knocknagnauv. To the right of Knockmoylan is a spur known as Knockshane. Knockmealdown, the highest mountain of the range, is obscured by Knocknagnauv. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/343/comment/371/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmeal in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
 
jackill on Knockmeal, 2004
by jackill  1 Nov 2004
Knockmeal from the side of Knocknafallia.
The woods you see are the corner at S079 098 B.
You can also see the county wall heading up Knockmeal,
the higher up track of the 2 visible goes all the way around Knockmeal at approx 500 mtr level to meet the track on the map that starts at S083 112 C
This is a good starting/end point for a traverse of the range. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/343/comment/1292/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmeal in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
csd on Knockmeal, 2006
by csd  29 Nov 2006
For my eastern approach of Knockmeal, I parked my car on the road up from Newcastle at the start of a rough track (S112 083. From there it's a straightforward hike up to the summit of Knockmeal. There are quite a few new forestry tracks not shown on Sheet 74, so take care in poor visibility lest you end up somewhere unexpected on the way back down again. After a steep (but fairly short) slog up the eastern slopes, the rounded dome of the summit area presents itself to you. I then headed on to Knocknafallia. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/343/comment/2567/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmeal in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
 
jackill on Knockmeal, 2004
by jackill  24 Oct 2004
View of Knockmeal from S083 112. Followed the track(there are two side by side) for approx. 0.75 km. The track then swings around to the south west (not shown on map) just above the trees in the photo towards Knocknafallia.- I didn't follow this track but went straight ahead 0.5 kms over bog and heather to the summit cairn of Knockmeal. From Knockmeal I followed the wall as marked on the map over to Crohan West. Very wet afternoon - at least I tested the new jacket ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/343/comment/1273/
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SDillmore on Knockmeal, 2005
by SDillmore  7 Feb 2005
Simple walk following the wall from Crohan West, even considering that I walked 25m to the east to avoid the erosion of the path near the wall. It gets steep on the last 150m up to the cairn, but then it flattens out considerably, and on a clear day you are rewarded with nice views of the higher peaks to the west. Not a nice place for lunch on a windy day, though, as the peak invites mighty wind gusts. I took the edge of the forest east following the county line down to the road, and followed the road back to S115 104 D where my car was parked. I should have planned the route better to avoid the 2 km walk on pavement. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/343/comment/1469/
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