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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
Place visited by 298 members. Recently by: conororourke, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, Podgemus, Andy1287, Grumbler, nupat, magnumpig, learykid, Oileanach, IrishGirl2014, rolenn70, schwann10, bryanmccabe, GoldCircle
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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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/
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Not much to add. Took a St. Patrick's day trip u .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Bleak and remote. Views to SW redeem it. .. by milo   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Knockboy is the highest point in Co Cork. Seán H .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Climbed this on what was a glorious morning from .. by murphysw   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Unlike everybody else I loved this walk. 11th Aug .. by Audi-Anne   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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Picture: Lough Boy - disappearing into the clouds
 
A wet and windy end to the year
by murraynolan  31 Dec 2010
I walked Knockboy with a friend on the 30th of December 2010. Weather was miserable with minimal visibility as clouds scudded by at around 30 knots.

We parked at Priest's Leap and followed the fence until it ended before heading over point 561 to the bottom edge of Lough Boy, which we skirted before reaching another fence that leads almost all the way to the summit.

This was the final peak of my bid to reach all of the county tops in 2010, so we dropped down a little from the summit to enjoy some port with hot blackcurrent.

We had planned to push on towards Caoinkeen but given the conditions there was little point and less will.

Naturally, the weather began to clear behind us as we rollercoasted down towards Bunane and on to Kenmare :)

Walk time: 1 hr to summit, 45 to return. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/6184/
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