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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockboy in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
 
simon3 on Knockboy, 2003
by simon3  4 Sep 2003
Knockboy is the highest point in Co Cork. Seán Higgisson [Hillwalker’s Guide to County Cork, 2001] wrote of it that “On a clear day it is said you can see Cork City to the east and the Coastline of Cork including the Old Head of Kinsale.”

When this panorama was taken looking north and north east, there was so much heat haze that we could scarcely see beyond the summit of Ahinkeen, to the left of the picture on the skyline. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/631/
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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)
 
A wet and windy end to the year .. by murraynolan   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
Don't be put off by the drive! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
The start of a CHP Challenge .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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