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Name:Knockboy [An Cnoc Bui]
Hill number:20088
Height:706m / 2316ft
RHB Section:52A: Shehy Mountains
County/UA:Cork, Kerry
Hill area:Shehy/Knockboy
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Hewitt, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Dillon, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
Grid ref:W 00481 62061
Summit feature:trig point
Col:96m  R554217  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 85
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
  • Cork historic county top
  • Cork current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 34 users)ByDate of Ascent
From the Priest's Leap Pass. Drove the mountain road up to the col from Coomhola Bridge to the south - not too bad if you don't meet another vehicle. Road up from the north more challenging. Parked at the col. Followed the standard route east by the fence, then north onto Pt. 561m. Then east past Lough Reagh and north-east up to the summit. Returned the same way. Quite boggy. Solo.Man of Kernow118/07/2019
From Drehideighteragh Bridge via Priest's Leap. Good views of Bantry Bay. Afterwards on to Caoinkeen and Knocknamanagh.IanHHill29/04/2019
Our first 'international' top. From Priest's Leap as others before. End of May so soggy rather than boggy but still cold. Brilliant 360 degree views at the top.Newton Maximus29/05/2015
With GB from Priests Leap. One and a half hours round trip in good weather. Drove north from Priests Leap to Kenmare road.bolton10/09/2014
Roadside parking at Priest's Leap (V98537 61095) - Crossed road & headed up faint path to right of fence - Apart from cuttting the corner by the two loughs, followed fences to the summit trig point. (PM)gerrybowes10/09/2014
Absolutely fantastic. Hot sunny clear day. We drove to Priests Leap. Terrifying. Walk up to right of fence all way to trig point. Beaut walk n views. over to Caoinkeen cliffs?Breathtaking but mist came down. Came down to road at Drehidoughteragh keeping sAudi-Anne11/08/2009
Walked up from The Priests Leap. No visability due to thick mist and rain. Top is marked by a Trig. Pillar at 706m. Care with navigation needed in misty conditions.Harry Goodman24/08/2008
With family in Cork t would be rude not to climb. Paddy Dillon route over four. Heavy pack of sarnies from Ians mum but otherwise all good - think she thought wed gone for the weeknickywood110/05/2008
check out the legend then navigate ridge to fine grass/rock summit. park at Priest's Leap, compass then fence RHW10/06/2004
Martin R18/06/2017
David Purchase30/05/2004