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Knockowen Mountain Cnoc Eoghain A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Eoghain [OSI], 'hill of Eoghan') Cork/ Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 658m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V80870 55393
Place visited by 122 members. Recently by: DNicholson, Juanita, sharonburns, jamesmforrest, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, Lauranna, TommyV, trekker, msammon, shaygo, strangeweaver, vincentez, JimMc, aidand
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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 181st highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockowen in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Heading towards Knockowen from the Healy pass
 
A fine reward awaits you
Short Summary created by jackill,  9 Jul 2011
Park at V78640 53567 A, 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 highest 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/4935/
 
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Picture: Glanmore Lough
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by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
This is one of the most scenic walks I've encountered so far. As Knockowen is in the middle of the Beara peninsula which itself is in the middle of the five peninsulas of the South West, the views include the entire South side of the Iveragh peninsula, all of the Sheeps Head peninsula, parts of the Mizen peninsula, and all of the Caha mountains.

This can be hiked by parking at the little shop at top of the Healy pass on the R574 at V78643 53564 C which takes off about 300 metres from the climb, so getting to 658 meters is not that difficult. Simply cross the road and start climbing heading North East. Highly recommended. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/20159/
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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/3184/
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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? Trackback: 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 Trackback: 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/175/comment/601/
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