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Ox Mountains Area   N: Knockalongy Subarea
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 16, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33 
Highest place:
Knockalongy, 544m
Maximum height for area: 544 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 490 metres,

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Knockalongy South-West Top Mountain Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas) A name in Irish, also Knockacappul an extra name in English For origin of name, see Knocknalongy. Sligo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg List, Semi-pelitic, minor psammitic, schist Bedrock

Height: 521m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 25 Grid Reference: G49564 26957
Place visited by 30 members. Recently by: annem, oreills8, Wilderness, Colin Murphy, Geo, Ulsterpooka, david bourke, eflanaga, ilenia, Bernieor, madfrankie, Fergalh, FrankMc1964, eamonoc, chalky
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Longitude: -8.773423, Latitude: 54.189114 , Easting: 149564, Northing: 326957 Prominence: 23m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 549521 826962,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc521, 10 char: KncklnSthW
Bedrock type: Semi-pelitic, minor psammitic, schist, (Carrick OHara Formation)

Knockacappul is the name of a townland on the SE side of this peak, whose name is from Ir. Cnoc an Chapaill, 'hill of the horse'. The name may well originally refer to this peak.   Knockalongy South-West Top is the third highest mountain in the Ox Mountains area and the 504th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalongy South-West Top (<i>Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit area is marked by peat hags.
 
Approach from the south.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  28 Apr 2022
Usually done in conjunction with Knockalongy, but if doing this in isolation the best approach is probably from the forestry roads to the south. There is a drivable forest track (with no barrier to worry about) that will allow you to reach a fork at G51868 25303 starA, where there is room for a couple of cars. Take the track to the right (this is also drivable as far as G49827 25767 starB if you're so inclined). Continue on up the track to G50194 25975 starC and then locate a spot on the left to access the trees. Continue up through the mature trees (easily navigable) in a NW direction for about 50m to emerge on open hillside. Initially it is firm and grassy underfoot, but as you ascend you'll encounter large areas of peat hags, which make progress more difficult. Continue NW for 1km to reach the summit, which is just a broad area of peat hags. What appears to be the tallest of these has been marked with a small collection of rocks. Views are limited. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1472/comment/18100/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalongy South-West Top (<i>Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area with Knockalongy in background.
Peaty Summit..
by sandman  28 Sep 2015
Parking beside the forest barrier located at G5201725305 starD will allow you access following the forest tract to the right continuing uphill to G5019425975 starC turn left and an easy walk thru the trees will bring you to open hillside directly in line with the summit. I now continued over to the main summit of Knockalongy with its trig and onward to the non distinct summit of Knockalongy N E Top . Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1472/comment/18330/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalongy South-West Top (<i>Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Dial before you dig
 
There's energy around this summit
by Geo  13 Oct 2021
Third summit of my round of track no 3323.
Nothing to report as the top is a "pays ya money, and takes ya choice" type of peat hag festooned lump that needs a GPS to find.
Great fun on the western col as you head for the badlands of the Annatoran massif where you are warned to keep your spade to yourself or risk having a bit of a frazzle with a 20kv powerline! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1472/comment/23307/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalongy South-West Top (<i>Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Go with the flow
Bag it, forget it.
by Colin Murphy  28 Apr 2022
I'd rank this summit as among the worst Arderin Begs in Ireland (Mullaghdoo in the Sperrins also comes to mind) in that it is a seemingly interminable trudge through peat hags with little scenic merit and a barely discernible summit. I did it on a beautiful day, so I can only imagine the misery of doing it in poor conditions. The only consolation I found was that the approach along the long forest road to the south was enjoyable as it runs right next to a tributary of the Owenboy River. Other than that, this one if purely a bagging exercise. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1472/comment/23498/
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Beware of the barrier
by madfrankie  23 Apr 2019
We followed sandman's route to the summit which is probably the best way to explore Knockalongy and its satellites. Gentle gradients but many eroded peat hags. Worth noting that the forest barrier was open when we arrived, but closed when we returned to our cars (thankfully parked on the right side!), so probably best to drive no further than this point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1472/comment/20495/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalongy South-West Top (<i>Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockalongy SW Top's broad eroded summit
 
Choose your highest point
by madfrankie  23 Apr 2019
Whichever turfy outcrop is the highest point now may not be in 10 years time. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1472/comment/20496/
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