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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 126 members. Recently by: nolo, jackill, annem, CaminoPat, Daingean, Juanita, glencree, Chance, No1Grumbler, tfm9, daitho9, chelman7, conorb, Maire-Ni, eoghancarton
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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.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caoinkeen (<i>An Caincín</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Caoinkeen from Conigar in the east.
 
Broad, rocky top overlooking fine corrie lake
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, thomas_g  29 Dec 2020
Caoinkeen is not far from the Kilgarvan-Bantry road but has a very remote feel to it. The summit offers fine views in all directions, locally to the Caha and Shehy mountains and further afield to south Kerry. The views down to the corrie lake on the nothern flanks are pretty decent too.
NE. Park near W02239 65755 A and take the track to the SW. When you reach the lake head NW steeply to approx. W01132 65614 B and then head up a vague valley to the col at W00399 65324 C. From here head directly for the summit but it might be worth keeping left as you do so as to gain fine views of Lough Akinkeen and its cliffs. Allow 1hr.
Be careful of the steep ground to the north of the summit in poor weather.
E. Park at approx. W03929 64876 D and head up the E spur of Caoinkeen. The going is steep for about 1 km but then eases as you approach the first of three lakes before getting slightly steeper for the final pull up to the summit. Allow 45 min+
S. Caoinkeen can also be reached via Knockboy. The ridge between the two hills is a little over 3 km and the going is relatively easy and pleasant.
NW. There is also an easy ridge walk over from Knocknamanagh. This is approx. 2.5km.
Notable tracks include track/3037 and for those who enjoy a longer hike track/3100. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/4880/
 
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There is perhaps some confusion about the name of .. by simon3   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
3 hours of misery and no summit bagged. .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
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