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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 place has been logged as visited by 561 members. Recently by: conrad1179, oakesave, sarahryanowen, robcon54, sophpow, DeltaP, jcincork, BathQueen, bigmac63, Algved, atlantic73, Jerpoint23, odonovansf, Dee68, flynnke
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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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After tackling Knockmoylan and returning to the c .. by Geo   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
It is an easy walk but the start (Grubb's monumen .. by pazapas   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
ballchess on Knockmealdown, 2010
by ballchess  15 Feb 2010
This was my second walk with midleton Hillwalking Club, It was a very enjoyable walk with great views,a very good day out. (14/02/10 Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/4403/
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Waterford County Top in the Sunshine .. by mazamegaza   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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