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An Cnoc Buí
An Cnoc Bui - Knockboy - - 245000.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 706 m (2,316 ft)
Prominence 685 m (2,247 ft)
Listing County top (Cork), P600, Marilyn, Hewitt
English translation Yellow Mountain
Language of name Irish
Location Cork / Kerry, Ireland
Parent range Shehy_Mountains
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.


North ridge of Knockboy - - 245331
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.


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.

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