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Boggeragh Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 644 metres,   Summits in area: 11,   Maximum prominence for area: 439 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 79, 80 For all tops   Highest summit: Musheramore, 644m
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Musheramore Mountain Muisire Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Muisire Mór [OSI], 'great (mountain) of the Múscraige') Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 644m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W32875 85047 This summit has been logged as climbed by 111 members. Recently by: SpiritOf84, Wildrover, eamonoc, saltbeast, SagiCork, anekk11, CaminoPat, eoghancarton, oldboots, davsheen, Cobhclimber, Mick_Kelleher, simoburn, marcheur92, chalky
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Longitude: -8.978437, Latitude: 52.01393 , Easting: 132875, Northing: 85047 Prominence: 439m,   Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 532836 585109,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mshrmr, 10 char: Mshrmr
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

Dinneen gives a longer, more poetic name for this mountain: Muisire na Móna Móire, 'Muisire of the great bog'. Móin Mhór was the old name for a chain of hills including the Boggeragh Mountains and Nagles Mountains. The element muisire does not appear elsewhere in Irish place-names. Judging by the late 16th century forms from maps, e.g. Knock Muskery, it appears to be connected with the Múscraige, who gave their name to the barony of Muskerry. It is on the NE edge of the ancient territory of this people. Mushera has two holy wells: one at the summit for sick animals and one on its northern slopes [St. John's Well] for humans, at which mass is celebrated at midsumer (Daphne Pochin Mould, 'Discovering Cork', p.22).   Musheramore is the highest mountain in the Boggeragh Mountains area and the 207th highest in Ireland. Musheramore is the second most westerly summit in the Boggeragh Mountains area.

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Butter roads and Kerrymens tables
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, jackill,  11 Aug 2015
Musheramore is easily climbed from the car park at W320 856 A. Walk down the road for 200 meters or so towards Musherabeg and you'll meet a track turning into the woods on your left.. Follow this track through the trees gaining height all the time. The track joins the Duhallow way after a bit and you can follow this on a fairly good track around to Mushera where it ends.
There's nothing for it but to head out across the mountain making a direct line for the summit.
Its fairly easy going all the way in a series of long steps. About 400 meters from the summit a series of bogholes block your path, go around them rather than through or you will get very damp feet.
The summit is marked by a large beehive of a cairn(which seems to be the highest point), a trig pillar and a few crosses made from sticks.The most direct descent is towards Millstreet Forest park and then back along the road to the car park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/4964/
 
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Picture: Summit Cairn looking North
 
New Comment: Quick pace to the top
by SpiritOf84  16 Aug 2015
Quick climb of Musheramore on Monday, 10th August. Under pressure for time so made it to the summit in 25 minutes from the Country Park entrance. Very boggy at the beginning - don't let that put you off! Saw two people in trainers turn back but the boggy section only lasts for a couple of hundred metres. Beaten path for the whole way up. Nice view towards Macroom and the Inniscarra reservoir. I was amazed at the amount of turbines that can be seen from the summit.
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Picture: The view west form the summit
jackill on Musheramore, 2005
by jackill  14 Nov 2005
Mushermore is easily climbed from the car park at W320 856. Toddle on down the road for 200 meters or so towards Musherabeg and you'll meet a track turning into the woods on your left.. Follow this track
through the trees gaining height all the time. The track joins the Duhallow way after a bit and you can follow this on a fairly good track around to Mushera where it ends.There's nothing for it but to head out across the mountain making a direct line for the summit. Its fairly easy going all the way in a series of long steps. About 400 meters from the summit a series of bogholes block your path, go around them rather than through or you will get very damp feet. The summit is marked by a large beehive of a cairn(which seems to be the highest point), a trig pillar and a few crosses made from sticks.The most direct descent is towards Millstreet Forest park and then back along the road to the car park. Looking at the map near Musheramore you will see "Kerrymans Table crossroads".The Kerrymans table is a large flat rock where people rested and goods were collected situated on the Old Butter Road which was constructed in 1747.It is four miles from Millstreet on the road to Rylane exactly mid-way between Killarney and Cork City, 25 miles on either side. It is also about 25 miles from Castleisland, a significant market town for the farmers of Kerry in past times. If you were to look at a map you will notice that Castleisland, Millstreet and the top of Blarney Street in Cork city where the Butter Market was situated, form a straight line "as the crow flies." This photo shows the trig pillar on Musheramore looking across at Mullaghanish, Knocknagowan, and Caherbarnagh with the Paps behind. Where the steep face of Cahernarnagh drops down to meet the plain below marks the edge of a large fault line that runs from Mallow to Killarney, though it is difficult to see as much of it was covered by glacial deposits in the last ice age. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/2054/
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Picture: cork city and coast from mushera
 
rossbeighed on Musheramore, 2009
by rossbeighed  20 Mar 2009
taking the advice from the comments on this site I climbed Mushera from millstreet county park. Id always only ever climbed mushera from st johns well which was kind of boggy and heathery.
The ease at which I got to the top kinda suprised me (in comparison with st johns well) but then MCP is already at an elevation of over 1,000 feet even before you start. good views. on a clear day with binoculars or a TP lens you can see parts of cork city and the coast in the distance. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/3659/
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Picture: St Johns Well on Southern Slopes of Muisire Mór
Views the Breadth of Munster
by ciarraioch  9 Jun 2012
Climbed Muisire Mór on 9th June 2012. Started from the entrance to Millstreet Country Park, W 316 848 B crossing the stile across the road. Head towards the mountain for a 100m and at W 318 848 C followed the Duhallow way left and parallel with the road, and at W320 854 D diagonally away from the road along the forest track, taking us higher up the side of the mountain. At W 329 862 E swung right (south) off the track and charged up the mountain through squelchy ground and high heather. Fairly flat and heathery summit with a large (and presumably ancient, though restored) summit cairn and trig point. Not the most attractive mountain in itself, more rolling boggy upland.

However, views are extremely wideranging and impressive. Nice aspects across Clara and Caherbarnagh to the Paps, with Mangerton and the Reeks ridge beyond. The mountains of the Dingle peninsula were clearly visible as far as An Cnapán Mór above Lispole, as were the Ballyhouras, Galtees and Knockmealdowns. Sliabh na mBan near the Tipperary/Kilkenny border poked its head above the Golden Vale between the two latter ranges. Keeper's Hill in North Tipp was also visible.

Slightly to the south lies a small metal cross. We detoured to take in one of the three St John's wells which surround the mountain (approx W 330 847 F) and contoured from there back to our starting point. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/6854/
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Picture: View from Duhallow Way
 
chelman7 on Musheramore, 2008
by chelman7  4 May 2008
A good walk if you use the Duhallow way rather than the Millstreet country park route. Views also better this way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/3085/
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