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Knockboy Mountain An Cnoc Buí A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Buí [OSI], 'yellow/golden hill') County Highpoint of Cork, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 706m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W00480 62060
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Longitude: -9.443414, Latitude: 51.802466 , Easting: 100480, Northing: 62060 Prominence: 685m,  Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 500453 562118,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckby, 10 char: Knockboy
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Knockboy is the highest point in Co. Cork, although its summit is shared with Co. Kerry. It is less spectacular than some of the hills further west, such as Hungry Hill. It is perhaps a surprise that Cork's highest point is lower than Mount Leinster on the boundary between Carlow and Wexford, two counties which are hardly known for their mountains. All of this goes to show that ruggedness and height do not always go hand in hand.   Knockboy is the highest mountain in the Shehy/Knockboy area and the 106th highest in Ireland. Knockboy is the highest point in county Cork.

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SDillmore on Knockboy, 2005
by SDillmore  17 Mar 2005
Not much to add. Took a St. Patrick's day trip up Priest's Leap. The warm weather didn't follow me up the mountain. If you look at the OSI map, you will see where the Priest's Leap road goes from yellow to black. I didn't notice much of a change, but sparow was right, oncoming traffic would be a pain. Visibility was about 20 meters, and it had been raining, so very boggy walk to the summit. Easy to get lost, so make sure you have a map and compass. Basically, I just followed the road north from the priests leap for about 600m, followed the stream up to Lough Reagh, then made a beeline for Knockboy summit. Quite the stiff wind up there, and it was much colder than I expected.
I imagine the walk would be pretty in nice weather. The drive up Priest's Leap maybe not so much if you are vertiginous.
Be prepared to climb a few fences, especially if visibility is bad and you have to follow a bearing. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/1538/
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milo on Knockboy, 2002
by milo  2 Aug 2002
Bleak and remote. Views to SW redeem it. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/57/
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simon3 on Knockboy, 2003
by simon3  4 Sep 2003
Knockboy is the highest point in Co Cork. Seán Higgisson [Hillwalker’s Guide to County Cork, 2001] wrote of it that “On a clear day it is said you can see Cork City to the east and the Coastline of Cork including the Old Head of Kinsale.”

When this panorama was taken looking north and north east, there was so much heat haze that we could scarcely see beyond the summit of Ahinkeen, to the left of the picture on the skyline. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/631/
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Picture: Misty summit! Too misty for an interesting pic alas!
murphysw on Knockboy, 2009
by murphysw  25 Jan 2009
Climbed this on what was a glorious morning from the priest's leap, though by the time I reached the summit the mist was awful, a perfect demonstration of Irish weather. It is worth noting that the area is heavily crisscrossed by fencing, which with a bit of searching, are low enough (provided you're tall enough!!) in parts to step over without damaging them. Nonetheless, they are inconvenient (one is just short of the summit) and are maybe the cause of access problems aidand is referring to. This is the highest point in Cork, which leaves me only Sawel in the Sperrins and my county high point mission is finished! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/3543/
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Audi-Anne on Knockboy, 2009
by Audi-Anne  13 Aug 2009
Unlike everybody else I loved this walk. 11th Aug 09 and the sun shone all day. We drove up to Priest's Leap and yes it was terrifying. Parked where the cross marks the point and 3 cars can fit there and turn for the dreaded journey back which actually isn't half as bad. We walked up via the fence and really had spectacular views. Crossed over to little knockboy and the Caoinkeen cliffs. Mist came down so we descended into the vally of the Coomeelan stream and found a farmer's quad track which led us to the black unclassified road. Walked (trudged) uphill back to the car but it was worth it. I suppose the mist must have ruined it for other people. The views are spectacular. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/4016/
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Picture: Lough Boy - disappearing into the clouds
 
A wet and windy end to the year
by murraynolan  31 Dec 2010
I walked Knockboy with a friend on the 30th of December 2010. Weather was miserable with minimal visibility as clouds scudded by at around 30 knots.

We parked at Priest's Leap and followed the fence until it ended before heading over point 561 to the bottom edge of Lough Boy, which we skirted before reaching another fence that leads almost all the way to the summit.

This was the final peak of my bid to reach all of the county tops in 2010, so we dropped down a little from the summit to enjoy some port with hot blackcurrent.

We had planned to push on towards Caoinkeen but given the conditions there was little point and less will.

Naturally, the weather began to clear behind us as we rollercoasted down towards Bunane and on to Kenmare :)

Walk time: 1 hr to summit, 45 to return. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/6184/
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