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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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David Bell on Knockmealdown, 2003
by David Bell  16 Jun 2003
Climbed the Sugarloaf mountain-Knockmoylan-Knockmealdown we took our time 5 hrs in all , beautiful day .
Re Simon3 about grave of Mr Henry Eeles , we found a possible grave on the SE slope of Knockmealdown. A large unmarked slab about 200 metres from the summit.
The mountains offered a challenging walk for a beginner and provided fantastic views south and north. Walk along the ridge to Knockmealdown from Sugarloaf was rugged to start but the boundary wall provides a good walk way to make the journey slightly easier. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/550/
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Sharing the mountains with half of Israel .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
I traversed from Sugarloaf Hill to Knockmeal on M .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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Knockmealdown summit looking north west towards t .. by John Finn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Have always enjoyed my walks in Knockmealdowns, E .. by mwatchorn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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