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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buny clare on Knockmealdown, 2006
by buny clare  8 Mar 2006
Went over to the Knockmealdowns on Saturday last March 04th ,06 . Started from Glentanagree
car park 039 084 A, Good firm conditions with excellent views , even to the sea. Reached summit of Knockmealdown 057 090 B and walked over the ridge to Sugar loaf, (the ridge is a pleasant stop for a cup, i was sheltered from the cold northerly. Nothing much to report that has'nt already been covered., except my comments under motley views. coming down i followed the county boundary line , found a track at 037 104 C which brought me down to the road at car park 033 099 D. Walked back to the car on the main road r669 Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/2225/
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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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