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Caha Mountains Area   Cen: Knockowen Subarea
Place count in area: 57, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88 
Highest place:
Hungry Hill, 682m
Maximum height for area: 682 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 400 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockowen Mountain Cnoc Eoghain A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Eoghain [OSI], 'hill of Eoghan') Cork/ Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 658m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V80870 55393
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Longitude: -9.725271, Latitude: 51.738842 , Easting: 80870, Northing: 55393 Prominence: 373m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 480849 555464,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckwn, 10 char: Knockowen
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

This is the highest peak in the Cahas between the Healy Pass and the Tunnels Road. Knockowen is also the name of a townland in the parish of Tuosist.   Knockowen is the second highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 180th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockowen (<i>Cnoc Eoghain</i>) in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking towards Knockowen from the Healy pass
 
A rocky peak in the central Cahas with a very steep NW face and remote valleys.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  17 Nov 2020
Knockowen is one of the highest Caha peaks and lies about 2.5 km NE of the Healy Pass. There's much undulating ground with many rocky ledges either to circumvent or to incorporate into a hike. It's the door to some very remote terrain between the Healy and Caha Passes.
SW. From the south west, park at V78640 53567 A where there is room for 3 cars. If the shop is closed parking is also possible at V78656 53463 B. There is a rough track leading east from the high point of the pass. Pick your way upwards around easy, rock shelfs onto a level rocky ridge. As you leave this ridge look for a grassy slope on the side of Knockowen to ascend to the summit cairn on a low rock shelf. 1.5 hrs should have you there comfortably.
W. You can also head from the west by parking at the hairpin bend (V78987 54544 C) where there is room for a couple of cars. First ascend the steep, grassy slopes to the rocky summit of Stookeennalackareha. After that, head due east, dropping slightly before a long pull up to the summit of Knockowen. [ allow 1.5 to 2 hours to summit this way]
If you're interested in a long day in very remote terrain look no further that track/2767 which is a 21k loop taking in 6 summits among its 1,125 metres of ascent.
Views are widespread to the north-west looking over Glanmore lake and over to the Iveragh peninsula while S and E there are great views of the nearby hills and valleys of the Cahas and on to Sheep's Head and Mizen peninsulas.
Beware of very steep ground to the N. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/4935/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockowen (<i>Cnoc Eoghain</i>) in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking over Glanmore from the Knockowen ridge
Peter Walker on Knockowen, 2008
by Peter Walker  18 Jun 2008
As described by Paddy Dillon this makes an excellent little trip from the top of the Healy Pass (786536 D): two to three hours is perfectly leisurely, making it ideal for a Sunday afternoon after a Saturday night (yes, another one of them). In clear weather the large amount of outcropping rock is easily outmanouevred (or incorporated: there's a huge amount of pleasant bouldering/scrambling to be had along here)...in less clement conditions the ill-defined nature of the ridgeline would be 'interesting', I should think. The mountain views are indeed bleak: the mass of Hungry Hill blocking any view down the peninsular, while in the other direction the barren nature of much of the Cahas is very apparent. All is softened by the valley and seaward prospects mind you, which are most lovely (see example: from the ridge north-west over Glanmore to the Kenmare River.) And there's St Patrick's Cabbage about, which always adds to the day I find. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/3184/
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by bryanmccabe  18 Mar 2016
It's not that common to see a badger moving in the open during the day. Today, a badger crossed about 20m in front of us at a height of 590m on the approach to Knockowen from the east. A question to anyone with knowledge of these animals - is it unusual for a badger to venture to this altitude? What might have attracted it so high on Knockowen?

Of course we should not overlook the obvious - perhaps it is a keen peak-badger? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/18466/
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milo on Knockowen, 2003
by milo  29 Apr 2003
The highest point of the central Caha ridge walk from Healy Pass to Turners rock. Most special feature is the tremendous drop into Glenrastel to the West. My picture looks north towards Cushnafiaculla to give a sense of this remote and airy place Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/455/
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simon3 on Knockowen, 2003
by simon3  5 Aug 2003
Paddy Dillon [The Mountains of Ireland] says “Knockowen is a good place to sit and study the bleaker parts of the Caha Mountains, but there are also views across to the big mountains of the Iveragh peninsula.” Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork and Kerry] waxed more lyrical about the view from nearby Lough Namimna “.. there is a fine view north to the Matterhorn of Ireland – Mullaghanattin, across the Kenmare River." Our photo shows the summit cairn and a misty view of somewhere much nearer: Canshanvoe, a ridge that extends south of Knockeirky, the hump of some 577m, to the east of Knockowen. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/601/
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simon3 on Knockowen, 2003
by simon3  5 Aug 2003
Lough Namuinna is between Knockowen and Cushnaficulla. David Herman [Hillwalkers’ South Kerry and West Cork] mentions a rock with a “remarkable square cross-section” on the side of the Lough. There’s a blown up view of what I take to be this rock in the picture. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/603/
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