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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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Magnetic Variation .. by Daithihill   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: View towards Bantry Bay from summit
 
Great Views from the Top of Cork
by SpiritOf84  6 Aug 2015
The biggest challenge of this outing was getting the car up to Priest's Leap! Took the well documented route via Lough Boy to the summit. Amazing 360 degree views from the top, which was a pleasant surprise as the forecast had been for cloud. Descended around to the northern side and then headed in a westerly direction back down to the road. That provided a beautiful vista on our right down to Kenmare and beyond to the Reeks. Be careful along here in fog though - there are a few dangerous sudden vertical drops. Walked the last 300m up the road to the car.

I would advise against this climb if there is no chance of experiencing the view - wait for a clear day to appreciate it. It's not a huge challenge and would be a bit of a slog without the rewarding views. Also, there are about two places to pull in on the narrow road up to Priest's Leap (Cork side). Well worth stopping at one of these to experience the view across the valley towards Bantry Bay. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/18233/
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Cork County Top .. by mazamegaza   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Cork's highest not a hillwalking high point .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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Ogres About! .. by MountainBoy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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