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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 531 members. Recently by: jcincork, Dee68, wjnunan, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, dunnejohn, Murray-Tucker, 21yearsgone, daithileonard, Krumel, declanohagan, DeirdreRafter, Reeks2011, dr_banuska
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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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ali on Knockmealdown, 2005
by ali  23 Nov 2005
i found the knockmealdowns fantastic. i wasnt looking to foward to a day in the mist as pretty much most of ireland has been covered in fog the last few days so i wasnt suprised that when i arrived at the car park i could only see 30 metres. i got all the gear on took bearings and headed off for sugarloaf hill from the car park at S031101 A. this is when it all got good at 450metres i emerged into bright sunshine i couldnt believe it. by the time i reached the top of sugarloaf hill i had shed a few lairs and the view was incredible. as far as i could see it was just cloud except for the mounatins over 500 metres and the galtys to the north you felt you were in the himalayas and the air was incredibly fresh. so on a big high i headed off and went up knockmoylan and then knockmealdown. the path is well trodden and there is not much difficulty and theres not much climbing to do so the going is quite quick. i went back the same way as i didnt want to end up on the road and have to walk alongside it for 2k. total time was 3 hours 10. the only problem was i didnt bring a camera Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/2064/
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I climbed Knockmealdown in July. The day was cool .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
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