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Ascending the Knockbrinneas from the north.

Knockbrinnea West Top: Larger Twin

Knockaunanattin West Top: Views, loughs and a navigational aid.

Knockaunanattin West Top: First step to Stumpa Duloigh

Knockaunanattin West Top: Impressive defile start leads to airy ridgeline.

Long Island: No sign of the Great Gatsby

Carran NE Top: Approach via wind farm tracks

Walk on tracks above Glendalough

Lobawn Loop - Clockwise avoids any steep ascent! Easy stream crossing.

Knockree: Reasonably clear path to summit

Circumnavigation of Tawny Rower

Little Sugar Loaf: Windy at the top

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Knockmealdown Mountains Area   Cen: Central Knockmealdowns Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82, EW-K 
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 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
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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 48th highest in Ireland. Knockmealdown is the highest point in county Waterford.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockmealdown (<i>Cnoc Mhaoldomhnaigh</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of Knockmealdown (on left) from Knocknafallia
 
Waterford’s highpoint – the pinnacle of an East West line of heathery and rocky
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, CaptainVertigo, jackill  14 May 2023
The Knockmealdown’s highpoint which lies to the S of the Vee is a steep-sided heathery, rocky hill with most approaches along rugged tracks or slopes. Take care at the summit as there is v steep ground to the N. Impressive views over to the Galtees, Comeraghs, Slievenamon and S to the coast.

N. Start at the Vee S04283 11844 starA - lots of safe roadside parking - and head up the rough, often boggy track past the Grubb monument. Join the wall just after the Sugarloaf summit cairn and follow this to Knockmealdown. The Sugarloaf can also be gained from a track starting at S04042 11808 starB 2hrs+

From the N it’s also possible to drop down to the Munster Way at S04603 11824 starC, head S until S04568 10065 starD before zigzagging W to hit the wall.

NW. Park in Bay Lough carpark S03049 10003 starE, cross road and follow the steep rocky track keeping the wall to your left until the Sugarloaf summit. Turn roughly S to follow the wall on to Knockmealdown. 2hrs
WSW. Park at S03980 07799 starF and follow the general direction of the stream on heathery ground that gives way to steep rocky slopes as you get closer to the top. 1.5 hrs

S. Park at S06487 05131 starG (room for 4 cars) and head N up the spur for 2k before dropping left into the valley floor and following it all the way to the skyline before climbing steeply to the summit. 2hrs

E. A longer walk can be had by starting at S11260 08166 starH and summiting the E tops of the range first. 2.5hrs+

Notable tracks incl A to B track/3480, track/3377 and track/3190 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/45/comment/4805/
 
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