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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 46th highest in Ireland. Knockmealdown is the second highest point in county Waterford.

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Nice straightforward walk, great rewarding views .. by droginexile   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Splendid Isolation .. by Kennyj   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
My nearest CHP .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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jackill on Knockmealdown, 2004
by jackill  6 Sep 2004
Knockmealdown from the Mount Mellary/Lismore road junction. There is a hard to find track once you cross the ditch at the signpost - in general keep to the green areas by the stream for as long as you can. Otherwise its a fairly tough slog through knee high heather and ferns Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/1169/
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We started the walk at the first car park after " .. by LiamD2005   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Went over to the Knockmealdowns on Saturday last .. by buny clare   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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