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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82 
Highest place:
Knockmealdown, 792.4m
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 682.7 metres,

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Knockmealdown Mountain Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh [OSI], 'hill of Maoldomhnach') County Highpoint of Waterford, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 792.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S05797 08410
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Longitude: -7.915891, Latitude: 52.227902 , Easting: 205798, Northing: 108411 Prominence: 682.74m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 605745 608465,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckml, 10 char: Knckmldwn
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Knockmealdown gives its name to the range as a whole, but the earlier name for these hills, along with the lower hill country to the east, is Sliabh gCua. There is a traditional air entitled Sliabh Geal gCua na Féile, meaning 'bright Sliabh gCua of the festival'. The name Maoldomhnach means ‘devotee of the church’. The surnames derived from this are Ó Maoldomhnaigh (anglicised Muldowney) and its variant Ó Maoldhomhnaigh (anglicised Moloney). Moloney is still a common surname in the vicinity. Some sources translate the name as Cnoc Maol Donn, 'bare round hill', but this is a poor attempt to interpret the name only on the basis of the modern anglicised form. The form Knockmealdowny, recorded in the Civil Survey in 1654, shows that was clearly an additional syllable.   Knockmealdown is the highest mountain in the Knockmealdown Mountains area and the 47th highest in Ireland. Knockmealdown is the highest point in county Waterford.

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Climbed the Sugarloaf mountain-Knockmoylan-Knockm .. by David Bell   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Sharing the mountains with half of Israel .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
I traversed from Sugarloaf Hill to Knockmeal on M .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Looking to the Comeraghs .. by John Finn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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John Finn on Knockmealdown, 2004
by John Finn  22 Aug 2004
Knockmealdown summit looking north west towards the Galtees. Knockmealdown was the first mountain I climbed. It was in the summer of 1970 and I rode up to The Vee from Youghal on my Yamaha 200 motorbike. I had neither rucksack nor water and it was a blistering hot day. What sustained me was the thought of a draught of vintage Harp lager in the Cat's Bar on the way back. Which I duly had and it tasted like nectar of the gods. I've been back to the Knockmealdowns many times since and they have a special place in my heart. You always remember your first time. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/1134/
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Have always enjoyed my walks in Knockmealdowns, E .. by mwatchorn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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