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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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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)
This was probably the most unpleasant experience .. by murphysw   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
The summit of Knockmealdown has seen more disrupt .. by deswalk   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A bit of sunshine would have been nice!
Geo on Knockmealdown, 2009
by Geo  12 Jul 2009
After tackling Knockmoylan and returning to the county boundary it was easy to find Knockmealdown and kill two birds with the one stone i.e. Make a county top (the waterford one) and another Highest 100. However the horrific southerly gale was still in our faces and the rain was continuing to make an impression of biblical proportions on our so-called waterproof rainwear. Again, as with Knockmoylan, a quick photo op was taken before putting heads down and trudging on our way to Knocknagauv. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/3930/
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It is an easy walk but the start (Grubb's monumen .. by pazapas   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
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