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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  25 Jan 2015
We started here at the Bianconi huts where there is a large car park and followed that wall all the way up the Sugarloaf and on around to Knockmealdown, following the wall all the way. Very simple walk, about 3-3.5 hours all around. Very cold at the summit so short lunch but the views all the way along were stunning aand getting a county top in as well. Highly recommended walk Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/17811/
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