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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 527 members. Recently by: dunnejohn, Murray-Tucker, 21yearsgone, daithileonard, Krumel, declanohagan, DeirdreRafter, jcincork, Reeks2011, dr_banuska, johnballinger, maryt, ericjones, lw24, dillonkdy
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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 second highest point in county Waterford.

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It is an easy walk but the start (Grubb's monumen .. by pazapas   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
This was my second walk with midleton Hillwalking .. by ballchess   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Waterford County Top in the Sunshine
by mazamegaza  18 Aug 2015
As we had no map, we took advice from mountain views users and a compass to climb Knockmealdown on our quest to bag another county top. We parked in a layby a few hundred meters south of the Vee and made a sharp ascent to the col between sugarloaf and Knockmealdown. We followed a wall to the trig at the top having met some local gentlemen who verified which summit to head for. At the top we met The legend, Francis who has so much experience walking in irelands mountains! Thanks for all the advice!
On such a sunny day we had fab views and some great photos.

Four hours in total, altho i should add my husband also zipped over to knockmoylan and sugarloaf to bag another few. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/18257/
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