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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: -9.443445, Latitude: 51.80252 , Easting: 100480, Northing: 62060 Prominence: 685m,  Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 500451 562124,   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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A good test of you and footwear
by Huggiebear1981  12 Nov 2012
Climbed Knockboy on 11/11/12, group of three climbers. We started our climb before Priests Leap handrailing a boundary fence (one of many on this mountain) Started off boggy and wet and kept getting worse,even though the weather was fine. Have to say its not the hardest gradient climbed but still a great test mainly cos of the boggy ground. The views while climbing are well worth it and from the top you can see right across from Kerry to Bandon. On the way down we stuck to another boundary fence on the border line, we came out on to the road east of the Leap, had a 15min walk to the car but didn't mind cos we were back on solid ground. The biggest problem with Knockboy is the access, a maze of fences with no steps or any help to clear them on the way to the top is very off putting. Would like to see something done to help with access as not everyone is comfortable with climbing fences Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/14872/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: View of the Reeks from Knockboy
 
johnvbrennan on Knockboy, 2006
by johnvbrennan  9 Jan 2006
Very fortunate with the weather. 8 January brought a beautiful crisp day with sun and clear skies. While Knockboy itself is not very challenging it does offer fabulous views in all directions. I can only imagine the views in the summer time. From the top you are looking right down on Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island. On the other side we could clearly see the Reeks which were snow capped. It was actually possible to identify the each peak just by following the snow line from left to right (Caher, Caher Ridge, Carrauntuohill, Beenkeragh and Eastern Reeks) I have attached a photo of this taken from Knockboy. Also views of Mangerton and we could just about see the Paps (it was foggy over towards the Rathmore direction).

Certainly one of the lesser climbed peaks and we didn't meet any other walkers during the 5 hours we were out. We also took in Caoinkeen cliffs, Gulllaba Hill and Barrerneen during the period we were there. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/2136/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Bantry Bay (Whiddy Is.) on left, Barley Lake just about visible on right
Great views on a fine day
by el_guapo  15 Jun 2014
Followed jackills route, headed for Loughboy and picked up a fence on the north side which goes all the way to the summit.

Great views out over Bantry bay and north to Kerry on a fine day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/17502/
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ibradley on Knockboy, 2004
by ibradley  24 Dec 2004
Can anyone advise the best starting point for a traverse of Knockboy and Ahinkeen?
Any suggestions would be most welcome!
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The Top of Cork at 40!
by Geo  20 Aug 2010
Went up on my birthday from the pass at Priest's Leap, which is a relatively easy ascent and most of the climbing had been done by my trusty car!I had no map with me, tut tut, but luckily had Paddy Dillon's "Mountains of Ireland" with me and with good visibility, a GPS with it's batteries on last legs and my hill walkers instinct we made it to the summit without difficulty. Another county top conquered. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/6038/
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Cnoc Bui from Nambrackdearg/Borlin
by wellaway1  5 Nov 2013
Forsake the Priest's Leap and park (room for one or two cars only) at the top of the pass on the Coomhola/Kilgarvan road and head down pass the mouth of Lough Nambrackdearg and on to a hanging valley overlooking Borlin. From there drag yourself and any unfortunate companions through a wet, slippery, long-grassy, sucky-boggy mountainside to the top of the Yellow Hill. God be with those Sunday afternoons honing my nagivational skills on that hill as I struggled through soupy mist on to the cairn on Caoinkeen to turn down the right hand ridge of Nambrackdearg. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/15252/
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