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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 Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S27776 16532
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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 149th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocksheegowna in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking to Lough Mohra and Knockanaffrin
 
Where's the Fairy?
Short Summary created by jackill  3 Jul 2010
There are 3 main access points for the summit

Nire valley carpark S27640 12815 A(269m), the track through Moanyarha bog that starts at S25500 17490 B(423m) and from the forest entrance at Glenpatrick near the scout hut at S28260 18720 C(226m).
From the Nire valley (large carpark but can fill quickly on weekends) follow the track up hill from the carpark entrance, through a small gate S28083 13003 D(382m), on to the Gap S30159 13359 E(466m) turn north west to summit Knockanaffrin passing above Coumduala Lough on a magnificent ridge.Continue north west to Knocksheegowna summit.

From Moanyarha bog follow the good track through the bog to S26635 17060 F, then cross boggy ground to the summit(note very wet area underfoot at times).

From Glenpatrick follow go past the scout hut on forest track turn
right at S28920 17447 G,right at S28941 17400 H, to Lough Mohra S28510 16150 I(468m).Climb on a track uphill to the col S28184 15948 J(624m) and walk north west to the summit.

Excellent place to view Waterford and Tipperary on a clear day, the trig pillar sits on a steep sloped, rock outcrop. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/143/comment/4903/
 
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)
 
Shauneenabreaga .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna)
 
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