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Knockalongy Mountain Cnoc na Loinge A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Loinge [logainm.ie], 'hill of the encampment') Sligo County, in Arderin List, Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 544m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 25 Grid Reference: G50428 27513
Place visited by 63 members. Recently by: oakesave, Cobhclimber, DeltaP, TommyV, 40Shades, davsheen, PeakPaul, melohara, shaunkelly, Onzy, Lauranna, benbulbinjoe, walker26, eugeneryan959, Garmin
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Longitude: -8.760235, Latitude: 54.194193 , Easting: 150428, Northing: 327513 Prominence: 490m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 550388 827518,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckln, 10 char: Kncklngy
Bedrock type: Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds, (Meelick Member)

Ir. long usually means a boat, but in the absence of any story to explain this, the sense 'encampment' seems more plausible.   Knockalongy is the highest mountain in the Ox Mountains area and the 433rd highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalongy in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockalongy summit Trig
 
eflanaga on Knockalongy, 2006
by eflanaga  5 Jun 2006
My route from Annatoran summit IG 47497 24486 A (513m) brought me across flat plateau of light trussock grass and the odd peat hag towards obvious spot height to the northeast. Eventually drop down to cross below ridge overlooking Owenduff valley. As you climb to spot height the Wind Farm in Owenduff valley is visible to left. It was obvious before reaching spot height that OS map contained major error. I was expecting to meet up with fence at Knockacappul going north then northeast towards summit of Knocknalongy. However, there was neither fence nor forestry to be seen save for that much lower down the hill to the east and on opposite hills. Not only was there no forestry but no evidence that the area south or west of Knocknalongy having ever been planted. After reaching Spot Ht 521m IG 49557 26925 B the summit of Knocknalongy can be seen to the northeast. There follows a short drop crossing a wide track with numerous ‘danger signs’ along its length warning of buried 20000 volt cables beneath, presumably connected with the Wind Farm a short distance to the west. Then a short climb crossing stream, peat hags and another large peat covered eroded area before reaching Trig point on summit IG50428 27513 C. From the summit Knockachree is a short distance north with Benbulbin & Truskmore tops visible behind. Slieve League enveloped in an ‘inversion’ could be seen across Sligo Bay, while to the west lie the North Mayo range and Killalla Bay. Not wanting to retrace my steps I took a bearing which took me across the Owenduff valley above the Wind Farm, dropping down to the marshy valley floor then crossing Owenduff stream before short climb to ridge just west of Spot Height 490. After attaining ridge I maintained a height of about 350m following the contour of the hill passing below area named White Rock on OS map, then and around to Farbreagamore which is marked by three sets of impressive large boulders. Nice views from here over the nature reserve area, Wind Farm and beyond Sligo Bay & Slieve League. Finally, the circuit ended with a steady drop southwest over the usual terrain ending with a relatively steep descent over rockier ground back to the car park at Easky Lough. Given the heat of the day I took the opportunity to indulge in a refreshing feet soak in the lough which lay resplendent in the early afternoon sunshine. Knockalongy like its near neighbour Annatoran does not have a lot going for it aesthetically, but nevertheless does provide an opportunity for a pleasant, not too strenuous walk, and one which I may do again sometime in the future. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/366/comment/2377/
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