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Knockaffertagh Mountain Cnoc Eachmarcaigh A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Eachmarcaigh [PDT], 'hill of Eachmarcach') Mayo County, in Arderin List, Quartzites and psammitic schists. Bedrock

Height: 517m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23&31 Grid Reference: G04715 04887
Place visited by 54 members. Recently by: Reeks2011, millsd1, Geo, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, IndyMan, Peter Walker, david bourke, GSheehy, aidand, Garmin, ckilm, shaunkelly, Wilderness, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -9.453267, Latitude: 53.984538 , Easting: 104715, Northing: 304887 Prominence: 92m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 504685 804897,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckfr, 10 char: Knckfrtgh
Bedrock type: Quartzites and psammitic schists., (Nephin Formation)

Eachmarcach is a personal name meaning 'horse-rider'. It is the origin of the surname Mac Eachmharcaigh, which can be anglicised Cafferkey or McCafferty and is a common surname in Mayo [De Bhulbh]. It would seem that this is the most likely origin of Knockaffertagh, though an Irish form for the name has not been found to support this. The t in Knockaffertagh is not a problem as the anglicisation McCafferty shows that such a pronunciation of Eachmarcach is possible. The hill is named Ummeraufferty on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830), which appears to be a similar name with Ir. iomaire, 'ridge' as the first element instead of cnoc.   Knockaffertagh is the 511th highest place in Ireland.

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Spectacular from the South .. by group   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
Walked as part of the Glenlar-Birreencorragh-Knoc .. by gerrym   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
From Birreencorragh's main summit follow the rock .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockaffertagh in area North Mayo, Ireland
 
csd on Knockaffertagh, 2004
by csd  18 Oct 2004
Due to an unfortunate navigational error (see Birreencorragh entry), we were unable to gain the summit of Knockaffertagh. This picture shows the route we would have taken, the shoulder in the right foreground leads down from the summit of Birreencorragh, down to a col on the left before rising again to the summit of Knockaffertagh in the left middle-distance. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/417/comment/1256/
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This shot shows Knockaffertagh from the opposite .. by csd   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
A grand soft day .. by JohnQ   (Show all for Knockaffertagh)
 
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