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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 273 members. Recently by: jamesmforrest, therealcrow, PaulaMelvin, eamonoc, rollingwave, BathQueen, conorjob, Liamob, eugeneryan959, davsheen, Deise-Man, jgdarcy, hak493r, Wilderness, FrankMc1964
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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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Don't be put off by the drive!
by paulocon  27 Sep 2011
For the second time in two days, my visit to a summit had been accompanied by thick cloud cover. Starting from Priest's Leap and after very heavy rain the previous night and during the morning, the going up Knockboy was a very heavy slog. What I guess are normally gentle trickles down the mountain had turned into raging, roaring torrents. By the time I was half-way to Lough Boy, all visibility was gone, the rain was coming down heavy and the mountain sheep seemed to be discussing why yet another idiot was trying to make his way to the top of Cork in such conditions.


I struggled on (cheating with my GPS) and was very glad to see the trig pillar and the sorry-looking cairn that marks the top of the largest county in Ireland. The lack of views was somewhat made up for by the fact that I now had reached 21 county-tops. Typically, the cloud decided to move off as I made my way back to my starting point giving a hint of the views available from higher up the mountain.


For the record, the drive up Priest's Leap isn't at all bad when you approach from the Kenmare side. The biggest challenge were the torrents of water coming down the road in a couple of places after the early deluge. While only wide enough to take 1 car in most places and with grass growing in the middle of parts of it, the road has plenty of places to pull in/reverse to should you meet another car. I take it the Cork side offers a more severe driving challenge.

I have put some more info including a GPS trace at http://climbingirelandsmountains.blogspot.com/2011/09/taking-leap-to-top-of-cork.html Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/6472/
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