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West Cork Mountains Area   NW: Knockboy Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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: 704.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W00482 62058
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Longitude: -9.443415, Latitude: 51.80251 , Easting: 100482, Northing: 62059 Prominence: 685m,  Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 500453 562123,   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. This peak, or at least one in this vicinity, was marked as Seebwee on the Grand Jury Map of Co. Cork in 1811. Since an adjective such as buí, ‘yellow, golden’, is rarely combined with suí, ‘seat’, one must consider other possibilities. Suí is most usually followed by a personal name in the genitive, often of a mythical character, e.g. Suí Finn, ‘Fionn’s seat’, a recurring mountain name. It is, therefore, likely that the original name was Suí Baoi, ‘seat of Baoi’, referring to a pagan goddess, who is also remembered in Oileán Baoi, the Irish name of Dursey Island (which see), and Dún Baoi / Dunboy, the ancestral seat of the O’Sullivan Beare clan near Castletown Berehaven. and strongly connected with the Beara Peninsula. Baoi may be another name for the mythical Cailleach Bhéirre (Hag of Beara). In medieval texts Baoi seems to denote the SW part of the Beara Peninsula (but perhaps more than just Dursey Island alone). The modern form of the hill-name An Cnoc Buí is probably a rather banal re-interpretation of an ancient name with divine resonance. If so, there is no need to search for shades of yellow in the landscape to account for the name.   Knockboy is the highest mountain in the West Cork Mountains area and the 107th highest in Ireland. Knockboy is the highest point in county Cork.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy (<i>An Cnoc Buí</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockboy from Lough Boy
 
Great views abound from the remote, boggy highpoint of Cork.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, jackill  29 Nov 2020
Situated close to Bantry Bay on the Kerry/Cork border, Knockboy is Cork's highpoint. It's a nondescript, boggy and usually wet summit with more interesting terrain amidst some of its outlying peaks. But what it lacks in character is easily compensated by the far reaching views of Bantry Bay, Mangerton, the Reeks, Dunkerron and Caha mountains,
W. Park at V98530 61072 A on the the Priest's Leap road - room for 2 cars. This is a v narrow, steep road with few passing places. Cross the first of many fences and make your way to the shores of Lough Boy; here pick up another fence to the N of the lake and follow it to the trig point.[2hrs 5k return] Alternatively, follow the fence along the county boundary to the tiny lake north of Lough Boy, swinging roughly E here to follow a fence to near the summit. [2hrs+ 6k return]
NE. Park near W03922 64895 B and follow a spur W to the summit of Caoinkeen enjoying two corrie lakes en route. From Caoinkeen head S by the county fence reaching Knockboy N Top after 2.5k. Now, it's a short down and up to Knockboy. Allow 2h to top.
S. Longer route - park easily off the road near V99585 57581 C, walk up the grassy, well-drained slopes of Coomhola Mt. Continue N from here either via Lough Boy or swing E to include the S Top in your itinerary. Allow at least 2hrs to summit. Return via V98530 61072 A and enjoy the return road walk.
Track/4355 is short up and down, track/3207 gives a long day out and track/1798 is a fitting track no. for the rebel county! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/4864/
 
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