Knockboy 706m mountain, Shehy/Knockboy Cork Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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
Place visited by 292 members. Recently by: magnumpig, learykid, Oileanach, IrishGirl2014, rolenn70, schwann10, bryanmccabe, GoldCircle, Atilla-the-Bun, Roswayman, eanna81, Jim Sheehan, High-King, Marty_47, GerSomers
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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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Shehy View .. by davsheen   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
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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