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North MayoAreaNephin Beg RangeSubarea
Place count in area: 57, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, CBE, CBW
Highest place: Nephin, 806m Maximum height for area: 806 metres, Maximum prominence for area: 778 metres,
Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
KnockaffertaghMountainCnoc Eachmarcaigh A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Cnoc Eachmarcaigh [PDT], 'hill of Eachmarcach')MayoCounty, in Arderin List, Quartzites and psammitic schists. Bedrock
Height:517mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23&31Grid Reference: G04715 04887 Place visited by 56 members. Recently by: Fergalh, Lauranna, Reeks2011, millsd1, Geo, eoghancarton, PeakPaul, IndyMan, Peter Walker, david bourke, GSheehy, aidand, Garmin, ckilm, shaunkelly I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Eachmarcach is a personal name meaning 'horse-rider'. It is the origin of the surname Mac Eachmharcaigh, which can be anglicised Cafferkey or McCafferty and is a common surname in Mayo [De Bhulbh]. It would seem that this is the most likely origin of Knockaffertagh, though an Irish form for the name has not been found to support this. The t in Knockaffertagh is not a problem as the anglicisation McCafferty shows that such a pronunciation of Eachmarcach is possible. The hill is named Ummeraufferty on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830), which appears to be a similar name with Ir. iomaire, 'ridge' as the first element instead of cnoc.
Knockaffertagh is the 511th highest place in Ireland. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/417/?PHPSESSID=rad9n0f0nu3j977j8gqujrht10