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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Heading towards Knockmealdown
 
Splendid Isolation
by Kennyj  26 Sep 2015
Climbed Knockmealdown today,parking at the car park above bay lough near the Vee just after two stone buildings,one either side of the road,the one on the left has a statue of Our Lady beside it.Crossing the road and heading NE up a rough stony track beside the county boundary wall all the way to the summit of Sugarloaf hill.I found this to be a steep energy sapping climb over loose rock and certainly got the heart pumping.From here the going was easier,down off sugarloaf following the boundary wall SE and up two gentle climbs before making the ascent on Knockmealdown itself.Super views NW to the Galtees and back towards the Comeraghs.On the way back I crossed over to Knockmoylan marked as spot height 768 before descending to the col below sugarloaf,not wishing to tackle the steep descent over loose rock from Sugarloaf I picked up a track heading downhill SW which brought me out onto the road at Glentaunemon bridge and a short walk back along the road to the car.Time taken 2 hrs 41 mins,distance 9.36 km,ascent 710m,descent 740 m. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/18328/
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