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Caha Mountains Area , Cen: Knockowen Subarea
Feature count in area: 57, by county: Cork: 32, Kerry: 36, of which 11 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88
Highest Place: Hungry Hill 682m

Starting Places (51) in area Caha Mountains:
Ardgroom, Barley Lake North, Bere Island Pier, Caha Pass, Canshanavoe South, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Castletownbere Lifeboat Harbour, Clashduff River Farm, Coolieragh Harbour Road, Coomadayallig Lake Road N, Coomadayallig Lake Road S, Cooryeen Lane, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreenataggart Stone Circle Road, Dromoghty Lough North, Dunboy Wood, Esk Boreen, Eyeries, Fehanah Lane, Garinish Island Pier, Glantrasna Bridge, Glenbeg Lough N, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gleninchaquin Waterfall, Gowlaun Lough, Healy Pass, Healy Pass Hairpin, Ilnacullin Car Park, Kenmare Bridge, Knockacullin Lane, Leahill Bog, Leitrim Beg Standing Stone, Lough Inchiquin SE, Magannagan Stream, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nora's Cottage, Old Lansdowne School, Owgarriff River Lane, Peg's Shop, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Red Trout Lake, Reenroe Bridge, River Drimminboy Track, Rossmackowen Bridge, Rossmackowen Cemetery, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Toberbanaha, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area Caha Mountains:
Cen: Hungry Hill: Coombane 510m, Derryclancy 554m, Hungry Hill 682m
Cen: Knockowen: Cushnaficulla 594m, Glenkeel Top 417m, Knockastumpa 398m, Knockeirky 577m, Knockeirky South Top 523m, Knockowen 658m, Stookeennalackareha 412m
E: Glengarriff: Derrynafulla SW 375m, Gowlbeg Mountain 362m, Nareera 530m, Nareera North Top 503m, Nareera South-West Top 505m, Shrone Hill 283m, Sugarloaf Mountain 574m, Sugarloaf Mountain Far West Top 560m, Sugarloaf Mountain West Top 565m
N: Coomnadiha: Baurearagh Mountain 489m, Caha Far SE Top 555m, Caha SE Top 585m, Coomnadiha 644m, Coomnalack Top 435m, Cummeenbaun 510m, Droppa 522m, Killane Mountain 537m, Killane Mountain South-West Top 533m, Knockagarrane 414m, Knockreagh 500m
N: Knockeirka: Barraduff Mountain 400m, Killaha Mountain 400m, Knockeirka 426m
N: Knocknagorraveela: Derrysallagh 410m, Feorus East 474m, Knocknagorraveela 507m, Knocknagorraveela NE Top 464m
N: Lauragh: Knockanoughanish 386m, Knockatee 330m
S: Castletownbere: Disert 205m, Knockanallig (Bear Island) 267m
W: Ardgroom: Derryvour Hill 160m
W: Eskatarriff: Coomacloghane 599m, Eskatarriff 600.5m, Eskatarriff East Top 532.7m, Knocknaveacal North Top 509.1m, Knocknaveacal South Top 507.2m, Lackabane 603m, Tooreenbaha 408.7m, Tooreennamna 524m, Tooth Mountain 592m
W: Knocknagree: Knocknagree 586m, Knocknagree East Top 461m, Knocknagree SE Top 442m, Lackawee 572m, Maulin 621m, Maulin North Top 579m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockowen, 658m Mountain Cnoc Eoghain A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc Eoghain [OSI], 'hill of Eoghan'), Cork/ Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Knockowen is the second highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 182nd highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference V80870 55393, OS 1:50k mapsheet 84
Place visited by: 181 members, recently by: rhw, orlaithfitz, maoris, ConMack23, MarionP, Ansarlodge, Padraigin, ToughSoles, frostie89, Djouce, Kirsty, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, Krzysztof_K
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Longitude: -9.725271, Latitude: 51.738842, Easting: 80870, Northing: 55393, Prominence: 373m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 480849 555464
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckwn, 10 char: Knockowen

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/
Gallery for Knockowen (Cnoc Eoghain) and surrounds
Summary for Knockowen (Cnoc Eoghain): A rocky peak in the central Cahas with a very steep NW face and remote valleys.
Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill 2020-11-17 22:36:34
            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockowen (<em>Cnoc Eoghain</em>)
Picture: Looking towards Knockowen from the Healy pass
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 Healy (V78640 53567) where there is room for 3 cars. If the shop is closed parking is also possible at Healy (V78656 53463). 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 ( Healy HP (V78987 54544)) 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/4935/
Member Comments for Knockowen (Cnoc Eoghain)
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Peak-badger
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/18466/
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Picture: Looking over Glanmore from the Knockowen ridge
Peter Walker on Knockowen
by Peter Walker 18 Jun 2008
As described by Paddy Dillon this makes an excellent little trip from the top of the Healy Pass ( Healy (V786 536)): 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/3184/
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milo on Knockowen
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/455/
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simon3 on Knockowen
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/601/
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simon3 on Knockowen
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/603/
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