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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 place has been logged as visited by 555 members. Recently by: BathQueen, bigmac63, Algved, atlantic73, jcincork, Jerpoint23, odonovansf, Dee68, flynnke, gav, k_mcdermott, Dean, Daingean, Juanita, Blackrock
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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 highest point in county Waterford.

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A tough ascent from all sides .. by group   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Dillon on Knockmealdown
 
for gribboneer-of-the-year
by paddyobpc  23 Jan 2017
In December of 2016 while earning points for gribboneer-of-the-year http://www.highpointireland.com/gribboneer-of-the-year.html we returned to Knockmealdown on two occasions. The first was on Saturday 17 December just after 3pm when we set off from a point on the R668 near a monument to a plane crash. This is just after you leave County Tipperary and enter County Waterford as you travel towards Lismore. This was to avoid climbing Sugar Loaf Hill, as our goal was to get to Knockmealdown trig to earn the 12 points. Dillon (dillonkdy) found the going tough enough on this route as the heather was quite high with no clear path and he had already climbed Galtymore that morning. After about a mile and 300m of climbing we met the more common route at the Waterford/Tipperary border wall where we would normally just come off Sugar Loaf Hill and start the climb again for Knockmealdown. We turned right here and followed the county boundary wall. After reaching the trig and taking the necessary picture we returned almost by the same route as we came. Overall this route while shorter with less climbing definitely does take a bit of extra care and work with the heather, lack of clear path etc.
We returned again on 28 December, this time an 8am start. We parked at a bridge on the R668 at a junction for Cappoquin (R669) and Lismore about a mile on the Lismore side of Baylough car park, well described by Paul O’Connor here http://www.walkingandhikingireland.com/the-county-tops-number-5-knockmealdown-county-waterford/. The idea was that this would be the shortest distance to the trig but we expected a tough enough climb as a result. We found it easy enough at the start but soon enough the steepness of the challenge was evident. Compared to our last route the vegetation was not an issue as it had been burned probably in the previous year. Ferns may be an issue at other times of the year though. Again there was no distinct path but we didn’t mind that on this occasion and we followed our straight line route to the trig. We walked about 4.5KM up and back rising about 500m over about 1.5hrs.
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Jeeps on the hills .. by deswalk   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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Another county top! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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