Knockalongy

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Knockalongy
Cnoc na Loinge
Ox Mountains.jpg
Elevation 544 m (1,785 ft)[1][2]
Prominence 490 m (1,610 ft)[1]
Listing Marilyn
Translation hill of the encampment (Irish)
Location
Location County Sligo, Republic of Ireland
Range Ox Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid G504275
Coordinates 54°11′39″N 8°45′37″W / 54.194193°N 8.760235°W / 54.194193; -8.760235Coordinates: 54°11′39″N 8°45′37″W / 54.194193°N 8.760235°W / 54.194193; -8.760235

Knockalongy (from Irish: Cnoc na Loinge, meaning "hill of the encampment")[3] is a 544 m (1,785 ft) Marilyn in County Sligo, Republic of Ireland. It is the highest of the Ox Mountains.[1] The nearest village is Skreen.[4]

There is a large number of megalithic tombs on the plain between Knockalongy and Sligo Bay to the north. There are also two small loughs at the foot of the mountain—Lough Aghree and Lough Minnaun.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c http://mountainviews.ie/mv/index.php
  2. ^ Peakbagger
  3. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  4. ^ a b Ordnance Survey Ireland - Online map viewer