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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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Approaching Knockmealdown(just visible ahead in t .. by jackill   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
This photo shows the route of the traverse betwee .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
It was a nice handy walk from Knockmoylan to Knoc .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Recently I decided to walk the route of the Knock .. by jackill   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
2 wheels or 2 feet???
by hivisibility  9 Dec 2012
Decided to climb the Sugar Loaf, Knockmoylan and Knockmealdown today. En route from the Vee via the Grubb monument plenty evidence of trail bikes making the same trip. At the top of the Sugarloaf the cloud descended and that was it as regards visibility, which was a pity, but at least no rain. You could hear the bikes all around in the fog. On approaching the summit of Knockmealdown I was just congratulating myself on bagging another county summit when out of the gloom appeared a helmet clad figure with his machine resting at the base of the trig pillar.
Whilst I like to see everyone enjoying the mountain somehow a trail bike on a summit doesn't do anything for me. Anyway he was a nice lad and we chatted briefly before he zipped off in the dircection of Knockmoylan. Al in all a nice part of the country and I will return again. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/14891/
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clear skies great views .. by daveevangibbons   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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