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Shehy/Knockboy Area
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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 and in Cork/ Kerry Counties, 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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: View from Borlin Valley across Lough Nambrackderg and Knockboy
 
Shehy View
by davsheen  3 Jul 2018
View of Lough Nambrackderg and Knockboy behind Cork's county high point Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/19964/
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Picture: Knockboy view of Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island
Whiddy View
by davsheen  3 Jul 2018
View from the summit of Knockboy Cork's county high point, Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/19969/
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Picture: Lough Boy on Knockboy ..........boi!
 
Leap of faith.
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
It's possible to take the hair raising drive to a place called Priests Leap on the Cork-Kerry county boundry at V98563 61005 A. From here it's possible to follow a fence which marks the county boundry between the two counties, all the way to the summit. The views of the surrounding peninsulas are spectacular. As you can drive to about 500 meters height, the climb of a further 200 meters to the summit is relatively easy when compared to other mountains of similar height and the views are equally rewarding. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/20153/
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