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Comeragh Mountains Area   Cen: Knockanaffrin Subarea
Place count in area: 24, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 75, 81, 82 
Highest place:
Kilclooney Mountain, 792m
Maximum height for area: 792 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 626 metres,

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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: 675.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S27775 16532
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Longitude: -7.593597, Latitude: 52.300222 , Easting: 227775, Northing: 116533 Prominence: 50.6m,  Isolation: 1.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 627718 616585,   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 152nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocksheegowna (<i>Cnoc Sí Ghamhna</i>) in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking to Lough Mohra and Knockanaffrin
 
Rocky bump on scarp with good views.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  22 May 2022
There are 3 main access points for the summit

Nire valley carpark S27640 12815 starA(269m), the track through Moanyarha bog that starts at S25500 17490 starB(423m) and from the forest entrance at Glenpatrick near the scout hut at S28260 18720 starC(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 starD(382m), on to the Gap S30159 13359 starE(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 starF, 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 starG,right at S28941 17400 starH, to Lough Mohra S28510 16150 starI(468m).Climb on a track uphill to the col S28184 15948 starJ(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 (Cnoc Sí Ghamhna))
 
Parking at S25486 17479 L, I approached from .. by csd   (Show all for Knocksheegowna (Cnoc Sí Ghamhna))
 
Looking SE towards Knocksheegowna .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knocksheegowna (Cnoc Sí Ghamhna))
 
A magical corner of the Comeraghs .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna (Cnoc Sí Ghamhna))
 
Shauneenabreaga .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knocksheegowna (Cnoc Sí Ghamhna))
 
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