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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 92 members. Recently by: strangeweaver, PaulaMc, ilenia, JimMc, PaulNolan, oakesave, DeltaP, msammon, shaygo, Dean, odonovansf, scapania, Eirepur, IainT, Lauranna
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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 123rd highest in Ireland. Caoinkeen is the second highest point in county Cork.

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Reach the wilderness in an hour.
Short Summary created by thomas_g,  5 Apr 2013
Caoinkeen offers fine views in all directions, especially to the west, the views down to the lake are pretty decent too. There is the possibility of some scrambling towards the summit to the NW of the lake (untried, but there is a clear track).
Access is probably easiest from Knockboy or Knocknamanagh, from where the going is relatively easy, the ground to the south and east of the summit is in a word: rough. The terrain can be very slippery in wet weather.
This summit has a feeling of remoteness that belies the speed at which you can reach it and you're unlikely to see another soul: well worth a visit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/120/comment/4880/
 
5 top walk .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
A scrambling route .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
There is perhaps some confusion about the name of .. by simon3   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
3 hours of misery and no summit bagged. .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
Richard Mersey’s “The Hills of Cork & Kerry” call .. by simon3   (Show all for Caoinkeen)
 
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