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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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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)
 
Looking to the Comeraghs .. by John Finn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Knockmealdown summit looking north west towards t .. by John Finn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
mwatchorn on Knockmealdown, 2003
by mwatchorn  10 Nov 2003
Have always enjoyed my walks in Knockmealdowns, East & West. Recently approached from the Vee, climbing up the valley through thick undergrowth, although ther is a pathway. Some nice scrambling at top of valley to reach the ridge, care needed as the gulley is quite steep. Very poor conditions on ridge summit at the time but the wall provided good shelter for a bite to eat. Came down direct from Sugarloaf, again a bit slippy in places, but all in all a nice mix of walking, scrambling, treking. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/741/
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Approaching Knockmealdown(just visible ahead in t .. by jackill   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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