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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, 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)
 
Great Views from the Top of Cork .. by SpiritOf84   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Cork County Top .. by mazamegaza   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Cork's highest not a hillwalking high point .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Fading light at the summit
 
Dash Up In The Dark
by Aidy  22 Aug 2016
On holiday in West Cork, I had taken one day out for hill walking, but after walking Hungry Hill, Coombane and Derryclancy, I reluctantly gave up on the idea of bagging Knockboy later in the day. I was absolutely drenched, and sitting in the car on the Priests Leap road, the pouring rain and cloud completely obscuring the views put me off. It had been so wet that water had even gotten in through my backpack and two heavy duty bin bags, and I was worried about damage to my camera gear. I was annoyed at not reaching Cork's highest point, and a couple of days later, a free evening and good weather saw me driving up the spectacular Priests Leap road again and dashing up to the summit in near darkness. I was glad I did, and it was worth the boggy conditions on my visit for the stunning views. It was fully dark as I made my way down so I had no time for the subsidiary tops nearby, but I'm happy to have a reason to re-visit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/18622/
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Ogres About! .. by MountainBoy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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