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Caoinkeen Mountain An Caincín A name in Irish
(Ir. An Caincín [T6000], 'snub nose or turned-up nose') Cork/ Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 692m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W01040 64557
Place visited by 89 members. Recently by: JimMc, PaulNolan, oakesave, DeltaP, msammon, shaygo, Dean, odonovansf, scapania, Eirepur, IainT, Lauranna, fmacm, ericjones, jimgraham
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Longitude: -9.436043, Latitude: 51.825053 , Easting: 101040, Northing: 64557 Prominence: 107m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 501011 564620,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cnkn, 10 char: Caoinkeen
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

The name refers to the ridge running north from Knockboy which is abruptly truncated in a cliff. Previously Akinkeen in MV.   Caoinkeen is the second highest mountain in the Shehy/Knockboy area and the 124th highest in Ireland. Caoinkeen is the second highest point in county Cork.

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Take two
by thomas_g  5 Apr 2013
Back again for another go.
Started at W023657 A (room for 1 car), there is more space to park (3-4 cars) about 400m to the north. Followed the track from the parking space towards the north side of the lake, following a track right through a gate to keep gaining height. Pass the caravan on your way up to the ridge and follow the fence to the top. You should summit in about an hour. follow the fence SE and turn east when the terrain permits, heading northward after the lake to make a bee line for the car. The going is best described as rough, you'll need to follow the shelves westward when your way is blocked to north. In good conditions you should complete the loop in under three hours. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/14964/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Top of Caoinkeen.
 
Easy ascent from the S
by David-Guenot  30 Mar 2016
Included Caoinkeen in a 7-summit trip, starting at Priest's Leap gap (see track 3207). From there, it takes less than an hour to reach Knockboy, and then less than an hour from Knockboy to reach the top of Caionkeen, i.e. about 1h45 total time. The going is rather easy, and even pleasant between the two main tops. The ascent from the S begins at the col near the small Lough Nambrackdarig and is pretty short and easy. The summit has a cairn and this strange line of rocks which looks like a spine (see pic). Nice views all around from the summit area, but of course the cliffs to the NE are the main attraction, making it probably one of the most interesting mountains in the area. Therefore, I found it rather surprising that at the time I am writing this comment, only 73 MV members have climbed it, as it is quite easily/effortlessly reached from Knockboy, which has had many more visits. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/18481/
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milo on Caoinkeen, 2002
by milo  2 Aug 2002
The first significant top on the Beara borders walk. Views best to the Northern sector. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/58/
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milo on Caoinkeen, 2004
by milo  18 Dec 2004
On a footnote to the naming sheet 85 is in a fair mess, with 2 Knockboys and Knocknamanagh 2 miles astray! The old sheet 24 has Caoinkeen and I think this is probably correct, the lake below it being Lough A-Caoinkeen, the Gaelic genitive. While on the subject of old names try fishing a red trout out of Lough Nambrackdearg nearby before the hyrdo power schemes get at it. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/1366/
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