Knockboy

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Knockboy
An Cnoc Buí
An Cnoc Bui - Knockboy - geograph.org.uk - 245000.jpg
Highest point
Elevation706 m (2,316 ft)
Prominence685 m (2,247 ft)
ListingCounty top (Cork), P600, Marilyn, Hewitt
Coordinates51°48′07″N 9°26′31″W / 51.802°N 9.442°W / 51.802; -9.442Coordinates: 51°48′07″N 9°26′31″W / 51.802°N 9.442°W / 51.802; -9.442
Naming
English translationYellow Mountain
Language of nameIrish
Geography
Knockboy is located in island of Ireland
Knockboy
Knockboy
Location in Ireland
LocationCork / Kerry, Ireland
Parent rangeShehy_Mountains
OSI/OSNI gridW005620
Topo mapOSi 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.

Geography[edit]

North ridge of Knockboy

Knockboy 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]

Geology[edit]

The mountain 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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