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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 second highest point in county Waterford.

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From Clogheen I took the road for Lismore and par .. by YoungJohn   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
Knockmealdown is the big one in the range from a .. by mneary34   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
i found the knockmealdowns fantastic. i wasnt loo .. by ali   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
I climbed Knockmealdown in July. The day was cool .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
This was probably the most unpleasant experience .. by murphysw   (Show all for Knockmealdown)
 
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deswalk on Knockmealdown, 2006
by deswalk  5 Jan 2006
The summit of Knockmealdown has seen more disruption than that of a possible grave site for Mr Henry Eeles. This photo was taken at the summit facing east on a cold March day in 1989, and shows my sister and the remains of a small shed that was then in an advanced state of dilapidation. I had witnessed this structure being built some years previously when I arrived one misty day and was surprised to find a group of workmen busy at the task. The shed was situated just a few steps to the east of the summit pillar and very little trace of it remains today. Therefore I imagine that finding the grave would be a challenge. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/2119/
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