Knockboy

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Knockboy
An Cnoc Buí
Elevation 706 m (2,316 ft)
Prominence 685 m (2,247 ft)Ranked 104th in Ireland
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt, county top (Cork)
Translation Yellow Mountain (Irish)
Location
Location Cork / Kerry, Ireland
OSI/OSNI grid W005620
Topo map OSi Discovery 85

Knockboy (An Cnoc Buí in Irish, meaning Yellow Mountain) is a 706-metre-high mountain on the border between counties Cork and Kerry in Ireland. It is the highest peak in the Shehy mountain range and the highest mountain in County Cork with its summit shared with County Kerry. It is the 104th highest peak in Ireland.[1] Knockboy is composed of sandstone laid down in the Devonian period which was subsequently uplifted to form a mountain range, before being eroded into its present form by glaciers during the last ice age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountainviews reference
  • Irish Walk Guides 1: South West. Seán Ó Súilleabháin, 1978.

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Coordinates: 51°48′07″N 9°26′31″W / 51.802°N 9.442°W / 51.802; -9.442