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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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Picture: Jeep on Knocklealdown
 
Jeeps on the hills
by deswalk  17 Jun 2010
On my approach to the summit of Knockmealdown last Monday, 14 June, I was horrified to see a Jeep type car just getting to the trig point ahead of me. I waited for ten minutes in the heather until it departed before moving up to the top.

I've been climbing these hills since the 1970's and apart from a bulldozer doing some work about thirty years ago this is the first time I've seen a vehicle on the top.

Should I have been outraged or angry? Perhaps some would say that the hills should be available to those of all persuasions. I have observed a massive increase in erosion since I first climbed the hill all those years ago.

Incidentally, I watched the car retracing its path and it appeared to be travelling towards the easier slopes adjacent to Sugarloaf Hill.

The photo shows the offending vehicle but taken from a distance on my phone so may not be very clear. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/5881/
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