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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
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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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From Clogheen I took the road for Lismore and par .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Knockmealdown is the big one in the range from a .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
i found the knockmealdowns fantastic. i wasnt loo .. by ali   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
I climbed Knockmealdown in July. The day was cool .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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murphysw on Knockmealdown, 2005
by murphysw  6 Nov 2005
This was probably the most unpleasant experience I've had on a mountain but equally I got a great sense of achievement out of it. Coming out of Carrick-on-Suir the heavans opened and I turned to go home. I made a call in Carrick after which the rain had stopped so I carried on to the Knockmealdowns via the Vee. I parked at the car park where the Lismore and Capoquin roads separate. There was a heavy mist on the mountain as I set off but no rain. The climb itself was strenuous enough but straightforward. I got lashed by a 5 minute rain shower on the way up but carried on any way. As I approached the summit the wind became extremely strong and I couldn't see a stem from about 450m up. For about 200m short of the summit it gets very rocky. The summit itself is remarkably narrow with a steep drop to one side which I couldn't see because of the mist. Although the wind was coming from the south on the way up, it turned into my face as I left the summit, and then the rain storm broke. I have never been in such heavy rain at sea level let alone at the top of a near 800m mountain and this gave me a twinge of panic. My hiking boots were wet through inside and out, my gloves were saturated and my OS map was a useless pulp. I couldn't see very well as I wear glasses and the rain was in my face. I decided to head due west and took bearings about every 100m as I seemed to be drifting a bit to the south. I was eagerly scanning through the mist for the small copse which marked the the car park and when I emerged from the mist I was only a little south of it. Completely soaked to the skin I squelched back to the car and the welcome trophies of a change of clothes, hang sangwiches, and lucozade! Like a Russian space probe I took a few poor quality snaps before succumbing to my suroundings, and soaked through, I put the camera away. That bright spot to the left of the photo is, I think, condensation from INSIDE the lens. Its on the other two snaps I took at the summit as well. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/2035/
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The summit of Knockmealdown has seen more disrupt .. by deswalk   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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