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Shehy/Knockboy Area
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 706m
Maximum height for area: 706 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

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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 Munster Province, 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 119 members. Recently by: Chance, No1Grumbler, tfm9, daitho9, chelman7, conorb, Maire-Ni, eoghancarton, jackos, abcd, learykid, Grumbler, nupat, mountainmike, schwann10
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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 122nd highest in Ireland. Caoinkeen is the second highest point in county Cork.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen (<i>An Caincín</i>) 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/18481/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen (<i>An Caincín</i>) in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
simon3 on Caoinkeen, 2003
by simon3  25 Apr 2003
Richard Mersey’s “The Hills of Cork & Kerry” calls it Akinkeen and says of a traverse that he did “The dramatic shape of that walk lay in Lough Akinkeen and the considerable cliff above it. It was good to traverse its edge.” Our photo speaks for itself about the landscape. It shows Lough Akinkeen from the top of the ridge, around 380m above.
The skyline summits in the heat haze are to the left Carran and to the centre Bealick. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/443/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen (<i>An Caincín</i>) in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: Caoinkeen and Knockboy from near Bealick
 
Shehy View
by davsheen  3 Jul 2018
View from Near Bealick across towards Caoinkeen and Knockboy in the Shehy Mountains on the Cork/Kerry Border Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/19961/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen (<i>An Caincín</i>) in area Shehy/Knockboy, Ireland
Picture: View from Borlin Valley
Shehy Range Cliffs
by davsheen  3 Jul 2018
The sheer cliffs of Caoinkeen in the Shehy range near Knockboy County high point of Cork Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/19965/
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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. Linkback: 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/1366/
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