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Hungry Hill
Cnoc Daod
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Highest point
Elevation 685 m (2,247 ft)
Prominence 400 m (1,300 ft)
Listing Marilyn, Hewitt
Geography
Parent range Caha Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid V761497

Hungry Hill (Irish: Cnoc Daod) is a mountain on the Beara Peninsula, County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland.

Etymology

The first part of the Irish name Cnoc Daod means "hill". The second part may be a dialectal variant of déad, meaning "tooth", "set of teeth" or "jaw". It has been anglicized as Knockdhead and Knockday.

Geography

Cnoc Daod - Hungry Hill - geograph.org.uk - 275340
The summit

With a height of 685 metres (2,247 ft) it is the highest peak of the Caha Mountains and the 130th highest in Ireland. Hungry Hill lies on the border of counties Cork and Kerry, although the peak is on the Cork side.

There is a cairn at the summit and a number of standing stones to the south and east of the mountain. At its eastern foot are two lakes — Coomadayallig and Coomarkane — which both drain into the Mare's Tail waterfall. This is the highest waterfall in Ireland and the UK.

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