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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 537 members. Recently by: , cathalferris, PabloAlto, 3K_Fters, paulmcquaid, Helenha, jcincork, Dee68, wjnunan, Franky, IainT, Lauranna, dunnejohn, Murray-Tucker, 21yearsgone
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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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This photo shows the route of the traverse betwee .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
It was a nice handy walk from Knockmoylan to Knoc .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The highest plaque in Waterford
 
jackill on Knockmealdown, 2008
by jackill  15 Dec 2008
Recently I decided to walk the route of the Knockmealdown challange to stretch the legs on a November Saturday. At the end of it I was wondering what idiot thought it would be a good idea.
But I digress, on top of Knockmealdown we have a new addition to the summit pillar, erected by Mr Brian Simpson. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/3477/
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2 wheels or 2 feet??? .. by hivisibility   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
clear skies great views .. by daveevangibbons   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Nice straightforward walk, great rewarding views .. by droginexile   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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