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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 527 members. Recently by: dunnejohn, Murray-Tucker, 21yearsgone, daithileonard, Krumel, declanohagan, DeirdreRafter, jcincork, Reeks2011, dr_banuska, johnballinger, maryt, ericjones, lw24, dillonkdy
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit trig looking north west to the Sugarloaf, Galtys in the distance
 
A tough ascent from all sides
Short Summary created by CaptainVertigo, jackill,  16 Oct 2014
The most travelled routes to this summit are from the direction of the Sugarloaf.
Starting at the Vee, where there is lots of room to park safely by the roadside, and heading up the rough, often boggy track past the Grubb monument (large stone cairn by the roadside), join the stone wall just after the Sugarloaf summit cairn and follow the wall to Knockmealdown.
You can also park in Bay lough carpark S031 101 A(watch out for the Ghost of Pettycoat Loose!), cross the main road and follow the steep rocky track, keeping the stone wall to your left to the top of the Sugarloaf, turn east then to follow the wall on to Knockmealdown.
You can make the ascent somewhat easier by parking at the Vee, walk to the sharp apex of the Vee itself and follow the Munster way( signposted as St Declans way here) down into Glenmoylan. Do not cross the stream instead follow the path to the right going up the glen almost as far as where the non-existant Lough Moylan is shown on the OS maps , look for a rocky zig-zag path going up to the col between the Sugarloaf and Knockmealdown and follow it up. Cross the col to find the wall as mentioned and follow it east to Knockmealdown. A longer walk can be had by starting at S112 083 B on the road between Mellary and Newcastle. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/4805/
 
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