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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 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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Sharing the mountains with half of Israel .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of Knockmealdown (on left) from Knocknafallia
wicklore on Knockmealdown, 2008
by wicklore  6 Aug 2008
I traversed from Sugarloaf Hill to Knockmeal on Monday last. I will post a report but I wanted to add in this picture of Knockmealdown and Knockmoylan as taken from Knocknafallia. Knockmealdown is on the left. I wanted to add it here so that those searching for Knockmealdown on MV would see this alternative view. Having come from Sugarloaf Hill this steep drop on the other side of Knockmealdown comes as a bit of a surprise (even using a map!) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/3259/
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Looking to the Comeraghs .. by John Finn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
Knockmealdown summit looking north west towards t .. by John Finn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
Have always enjoyed my walks in Knockmealdowns, E .. by mwatchorn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
Approaching Knockmealdown(just visible ahead in t .. by jackill   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
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