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Knockmealdown Mountains Area   E: East 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.
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Knocknasheega Hill Cnoc na Síge A name in Irish Waterford County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 430.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S13735 05956
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: LiamG1951, TippHiker, nickywood, Colin Murphy, chelman7, mlmoroneybb, conorjob, Liamob, John.geary, Deise-Man, conormcbandon, finkey86, Wildrover, Daingean, CaminoPat
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Longitude: -7.79983, Latitude: 52.205704 , Easting: 213735, Northing: 105956 Prominence: 53.38m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 613681 606010,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc430, 10 char: Kncknsh430
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

Knocknasheega is the 800th highest place in Ireland. Knocknasheega is the second most southerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/700/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknasheega (<i>Cnoc na Síge</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: As seen from Broemountain
 
Heather-covered, rounded summit surrounded by trees.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill  22 Sep 2021
Start from the forest entrance at S13175 06653 starA , room for 5 cars. Walk up the track to a junction. Turn left and walk to around S13960621 starB Go SW into a ride aiming for S13782 06093 starC then south along a ride to S13799 05992 starD and then right to the unmarked summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/700/comment/5459/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknasheega (<i>Cnoc na Síge</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The wooded summit of Knocknasheega from BroeMountain
Tree covered, heathery and unenchanted place.
by simon3  25 Apr 2010
One way of accessing this summit is from the forest entrance at S13175 06653 starA. Walk up the track until you come to a junction. Turn left at this and walk to around S13960621 starB. Then head SW into a ride aiming for S1378206093 starC (215m at 241 degrees) where you go south along a ride to S1379905992 starD and then right to the summit.
The top is in a ride with not-so-great views and no cairn.
Still the name if not the mountain has a claim to fame: Knocknasheega was the mythical name of King Brian of the Leprechaun's hill in "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" a 1959 Hollywood oirish film starring Albert Sharpe, and would you believe it, Sean Connery. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052722/maindetails Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/700/comment/4658/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknasheega (<i>Cnoc na Síge</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit area
 
Largely uninteresting top
by Colin Murphy  20 Sep 2021
There is little to recommend this top, the boggy summit area surrounded almost entirely by trees and the final approach requiring a lot of ducking and diving in and around dense, moss-covered forestry. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/700/comment/23280/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknasheega (<i>Cnoc na Síge</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Sterling moss
The rub of the green
by Colin Murphy  20 Sep 2021
The last part of the ascent to this top involves a trudge through dense, boggy & mossy forestry, which left my rucksack and jacket a distinctly green colour. The only compensation were some unusually decorated trees. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/700/comment/23281/
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