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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 Mountain Cnoc na Loinge A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc na Loinge [logainm.ie], 'hill of the encampment') Sligo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 544m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 25 Grid Reference: G50428 27513
Place visited by 79 members. Recently by: Carolineswalsh, paulbrown, srr45, AlanReid, Grumbler, andalucia, annem, oreills8, Geo, Ulsterpooka, Wilderness, ilenia, FrankMc1964, arderincorbett, eoghancarton
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Longitude: -8.760235, Latitude: 54.194193 , Easting: 150428, Northing: 327513 Prominence: 490m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 550388 827518,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckln, 10 char: Kncklngy
Bedrock type: Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds, (Meelick Member)

Ir. long usually means a boat, but in the absence of any story to explain this, the sense 'encampment' seems more plausible.   Knockalongy is the highest mountain in the Ox Mountains area and the 435th highest in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/366/
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My route from Annatoran summit IG 47497 24486&nbs .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Knockalongy (Cnoc na Loinge))
 
Climbed this from the north-east side last Monday .. by davema   (Show all for Knockalongy (Cnoc na Loinge))
 
Climbed this from the north side above Lough Aghr .. by Dan   (Show all for Knockalongy (Cnoc na Loinge))
 
At G518 287 G there is a very steep gully wh .. by Dan   (Show all for Knockalongy (Cnoc na Loinge))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockalongy (<i>Cnoc na Loinge</i>) in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ox windfarm.
 
simon3 on Knockalongy, 2007
by simon3  21 May 2007
Praeger [The Way that I Went] said "The Ox Mountains do not offer much to the visitor - broad, wet heathery slopes and a broad flat boggy top are the leading features, and only about some of the little lakes is the range attractive."

How do you like your mountain experience? Ascetic? Energy sapping? No people?

Ah yes you would like this ridge from Annatoran to Knockalongy. eflanaga says "light tussock grass and the odd peat hag" .. ha, more like soggy ground in between eroded channels and big stretches of sucking bog.

For further penitence bag both of the summits without a car split so you go forth and then back. Feel free to chant - no-one to notice. In my case I started from the Lough Easky ( which is pretty) and the Annatoran, western end. I can promise you few distractions, truly.

Oh ok, there was this 25MW wind farm in the Owenduff valley to the west of Knockalongy. Light relief from the ascetic experience. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/366/comment/2700/
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A dull top transformed by winter magic .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockalongy (Cnoc na Loinge))
 
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