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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,

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: 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 124th 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: 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/
 
5 top walk .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
A scrambling route .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
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))
 
Take two .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen (An Caincín))
 
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