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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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A tough ascent from all sides .. by group   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Jeeps on the hills .. by deswalk   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Knockmealdown boasts two interpretations of the I .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Another county top! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Knockmealdown, 2003
by simon3  17 May 2003
Robert Lloyd Praeger [The Way That I Went 1969] wasn’t wholly impressed by the Knockmealdowns. He said “.. forms a fine upstanding row of peaks, rising to 2609 feet: but this is merely clever window dressing. There is nothing except this single row of summits – no lakes or corries or deep glens or cliffs; very little bare rock: and so, while they furnish fine walking, the zoologist or botanist will find these hills somewhat monotonous.” We can certainly agree about the walking which gives great views and a succession of relatively unfrequented hills.

This view of Knockmealdown was taken one fine day in February en-route to Knockmoylan. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/499/
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Climbed the Sugarloaf mountain-Knockmoylan-Knockm .. by David Bell   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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