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West Cork Mountains Area   NW: Knockboy Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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: 692.8m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W01039 64554
Place visited by 164 members. Recently by: Hjonna, Marykerry, Petecal423, abeach, Leatra, rhw, Djouce, Nailer1967, knightsonhikes, maoris, Carolineswalsh, Superterence, Tuigamala, ToughSoles, trampisob
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Longitude: -9.436054, Latitude: 51.825031 , Easting: 101039, Northing: 64555 Prominence: 106.6m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 501010 564618,   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 West Cork Mountains area and the 123rd highest in Ireland. Caoinkeen is the second highest point in county Cork.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/
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Broad, rocky top overlooking fine corrie lake .. by group   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
A scrambling route .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
5 top walk .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen (<i>An Caincín</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Caoinkeen, 2003
by simon3  25 Apr 2003
There is perhaps some confusion about the name of the summit of Ahinkeen. The OS 1:50k map calls it Knockboy (which is exactly the same as the name they give to the higher mountain about 2k south). The OS also has a label of Caoinkeen near the cliff edge. There is also some doubt as to the top. There is a small cairn on a prominent mound of rock beside the cliff edge also, which some seem to take as the summit. Our photo shows a cairn some 100-200 m south of the cliff. In the background can be seen the larger Knockboy and to its right, Knockboy North Top (not very obvious in the heat haze). The ridge between Ahinkeen and Knockboy is broad and boggy and could be tricky in mist, though it does not have any of the significant slabs that can make walking hard in the Cahas. There is a small lake, Lough Nambrackdarrig, to act as a waypoint. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/444/
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3 hours of misery and no summit bagged. .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
Take two .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
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