Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
(none available)
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Hike into Gleann na gCapall

Knocksheegowna: Rocky bump on scarp with good views.

Crohaun: An Easy Hike

Doulus Head: On the climb of Killelan Mountain Don't forget this gem

Ibiza: Circuit from Isla Blanca

Killelan Mountain East Top: Short trek from Killelan Mountain

Slievagh: Easy stroll to summit

Ibiza: Circuit north of Cals Sant Vincent

Sheep Island: The Isles of Icane

Cloontohil: Short walk to the hidden trig point.

Ibiza: Sant Joan to Portinatx

Clifden Hill: Easier route

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Knockmealdown Mountains Area   Cen: Central Knockmealdowns Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82 
Highest place:
Knockmealdown, 792.4m
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 682.7 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Knockmealdown Mountain Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh [OSI], 'hill of Maoldomhnach') County Highpoint of Waterford and in Tipperary/ Waterford Counties in Munster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 792.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S05797 08410
Place visited by 753 members. Recently by: eiremountains, Keith_Curley, tryfan, LiamG1951, Joshua3, mdehantschutter, maryblewitt, Musheraman, vadinoj, finbarr65, Annlaprof, a3642278, Ansarlodge, caoimheorla, Hillwalker65
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.915891, Latitude: 52.227902 , Easting: 205798, Northing: 108411 Prominence: 682.74m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 605745 608465,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckml, 10 char: Knckmldwn
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Knockmealdown gives its name to the range as a whole, but the earlier name for these hills, along with the lower hill country to the east, is Sliabh gCua. There is a traditional air entitled Sliabh Geal gCua na Féile, meaning 'bright Sliabh gCua of the festival'. The name Maoldomhnach means ‘devotee of the church’. The surnames derived from this are Ó Maoldomhnaigh (anglicised Muldowney) and its variant Ó Maoldhomhnaigh (anglicised Moloney). Moloney is still a common surname in the vicinity. Some sources translate the name as Cnoc Maol Donn, 'bare round hill', but this is a poor attempt to interpret the name only on the basis of the modern anglicised form. The form Knockmealdowny, recorded in the Civil Survey in 1654, shows that was clearly an additional syllable.   Knockmealdown is the highest mountain in the Knockmealdown Mountains area and the 47th highest in Ireland. Knockmealdown is the highest point in county Waterford.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/
COMMENTS for Knockmealdown (Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh) << Prev page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
Follow this place's comments
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown (<i>Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Holy sheep!
 
Waterfords highest
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
There is an obvious car park on the roadside at the Tipperary-Waterford county boundry just a couple of kilometers along the road after the Vee at S03048 09995 starA. You will see a holy statue and what I believe is a grotto. From here cross the road up a steep defined path to the summit of Sugarloaf Hill. This adds height to the climb but as I found out on the descent, it's worth it to follow a defined path and avoid the knee deep heather. From the summit of the Sugarloaf there is about a 150m descent to the col, then a gradual climb following the Tipperary-Waterford county boundry to the summit of Knockmealdown. From here retrace your steps and if you don't wish to ascend the 150m to the Sugarloaf again, cut along the side of the hill through the heather until you rejoin the defined path. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/20154/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
COMMENTS for Knockmealdown (Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh) << Prev page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
(End of comment section for Knockmealdown (Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007