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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 27 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, Geo, Ulsterpooka, david bourke, eflanaga, ilenia, Bernieor, madfrankie, Fergalh, FrankMc1964, eamonoc, chalky, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, 40Shades
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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 506th 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/
 
Peaty Summit.. .. by sandman   (Show all for Knockalongy South-West Top (Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)))
 
There's energy around this summit .. by Geo   (Show all for Knockalongy South-West Top (Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)))
 
Bag it, forget it. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockalongy South-West Top (Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)))
 
Beware of the barrier .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Knockalongy South-West Top (Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)))
 
Choose your highest point .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Knockalongy South-West Top (Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)))
 
(End of comment section for Knockalongy South-West Top (Cnoc na Loinge (mullach thiar theas)).)

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