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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 275 members. Recently by: Patbrdrck, sharonburns, jamesmforrest, therealcrow, PaulaMelvin, eamonoc, rollingwave, BathQueen, conorjob, Liamob, eugeneryan959, davsheen, Deise-Man, jgdarcy, hak493r
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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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The Top of Cork .. by group   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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Picture: Lough Boy on Knockboy ..........boi!
 
New Comment: 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 B. 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/20153/
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One of Munster's Monsters .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Cork County Top .. by mazamegaza   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Ogres About! .. by MountainBoy   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
You can drive up to the top of priests leap in a .. by sparow   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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