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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
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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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Picture: Knockmealdown from Sugarloaf Hill autumn 09
YoungJohn on Knockmealdown, 2010
by YoungJohn  21 Feb 2010
From Clogheen I took the road for Lismore and parked at the 'Vee'. I set off for Sugarloaf Hill. Yesterday, 19.02.10 was a cold dry day with great visibility. The weather forecast was for wintery showers. As I set off at 1.15pm I kept a watchful eye on a vicious looking one over the Galtee's and tracked its progress south with releif. I took my time climbing the steep ascent to the summit along the county wall, you could say that the summit took its time in coming! I saw a fellow climber on the mountain top when I was two hundred feet or so from the summit. He was gone on my arrival. I could see Knockmoylan to the left and Knockmealdown itself in the distance, its summit snowcovered. The panoramic views of the green vale below was riveting. To the north Slievenamon, The Slieveblooms way in the distance, more westerly The Devils Bit and Knockanora, nearby Keeper and then rising to the mighty Galtee's snowcapped, further south I think the Ballyhoura's but I'm not sure. The ocean was plain to be seen as was the river blackwater. I set off along the county wall and climbed the unnamed mountain enroute to Knockmealdown itself. The county wall was a great guide and it broke the steely breeze. The unnamed mountains summit gave me a great view of the coming challenge of Knockmealdown. I was thankful I had gloves and neck gator ( aka the muffler). The ground turned white underfoot and I could see the footprints of my compatriot as I chuntered towards the top. I don't care what others in the distant past wrote criticising the range. Knockmealdown did not dissappoint. The summit Cairn and a separate trig. Views of the Wicklow Mountains, Mount Leinster and the sea. The comeraghs and all the other mountains previously mentioned clear in the sunshine. Wow, well worth the climb. A word of caution! Simon3 quite rightly described the huge fall to the corrie lake and the potential dangers to climbers. Care needed. That old enemy time being against me I had to pass Knockmoylan on my return, vowing to return another day. Some hailstones fell but only a sprinkling from a small passing cloud. I headed away from the county wall as I traversed down the unnamed mountain avoiding the steep climb up and descent from Sugarloaf hill. This required the use of both sticks. I linked in again with the county wall near the base of Sugarloaf Hill and down the final descent to the carpark. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/4414/
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Knockmealdown is the big one in the range from a .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
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)
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