Knockmealdown 792.4m mountain, Knockmealdown Mountains Waterford Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
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,

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Knockmealdown Mountain Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh [OSI], 'hill of Maoldomhnach') County Highpoint of Waterford, 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
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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.

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A tough ascent from all sides .. by group   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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New Comment: 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 C. 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/20154/
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