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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 Munster Province, 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
Place visited by 307 members. Recently by: kenmur, chelman7, eoghancarton, eeimly, Jimmy600leavey, Hjonna, jackos, DNicholson, doogleman, conororourke, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Podgemus, Andy1287, Grumbler
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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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Don't be put off by the drive! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/15252/
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Great Views from the Top of Cork .. by SpiritOf84   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Cork's highest not a hillwalking high point .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Dash Up In The Dark .. by Aidy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
The start of a CHP Challenge .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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