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Knocksheegowna Mountain Cnoc Sí Ghamhna A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Sí Ghamhna [PND*], 'hill of the calf's fairy mound ') Waterford County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S27776 16532
Place visited by 228 members. Recently by: Jay9, Pepe, srr45, nevgeoran, colmo23, padstowe, Hjonna, chairmanmiah, deggy66, Deise-Man, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, schwann10, MountainHunter
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Longitude: -7.593573, Latitude: 52.300232 , Easting: 227776, Northing: 116532 Prominence: 53m,  Isolation: 1.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 627720 616586,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncksh, 10 char: Knckshgwn
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Sídh Ghabhnaighe and Carraig Sídhe Ghabhnaighe [Carrigsheegowna] are minor names given by Canon Power under the townland of Glenpatrick. The more famous Knocksheegowna is near Ballinderry in North Tipperary. There is much fairy folklore connected with it, as it was considered to be the residence of Úna, queen of the fairies of Ireland and guardian of the O'Carroll family, the dominant Gaelic dynasty in this district. The name Cnoc Sidhe Úna (Una's fairy-hill) sounded so much like Cnoc Sidhe Ghamhna (the calf's fairy-hill) that a story of the fairy queen taking the shape of a calf came to be told of it and is printed in Croker's Fairy Legends of the South of Ireland [MacNeill, 216-17]. The Waterford Knocksheegowna seems to be secondary and refers only to a calf, not to Úna, so perhaps it was named once the tale of the calf had become popular and spread beyond its point of origin in North Tipperary.   Knocksheegowna is the 147th highest place in Ireland.

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New Comment: An easy climb on a Misty Day
by Pepe  28 Jul 2020
Took the lazy option and drove all the way up to a little parking area 300 metres from Lough Mohra. Didn't check the time before heading up, but it took only 30 minutes or so to descend from the trig to the car. Worth the little detour to get up close and personal with L Mohra - a beautiful mountain lough. Knocksheegowna is perfect for a cloudy day as it would be hard to get lost on the broad steep mountainside that leads up to the col between it and Knockanaffrin. Once up on the col it's only a few minutes to Knocksheegowna's trig summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/20829/
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Knocksheegowna as seen from Knockanaffrin. start .. by jackill   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
Parking at S25486 17479 L, I approached from .. by csd   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
Looking SE towards Knocksheegowna .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
A magical corner of the Comeraghs .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
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