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Nagles Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 428 metres,   Summits in area: 8,   Maximum prominence for area: 293 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 80, 81 For all tops   Highest summit: Knocknaskagh, 428m
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Garrylaurence Hill Hill Cork County In no lists

Height: 236m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 81 Grid Reference: W90900 84000 This summit has been logged as climbed by 3 members. Recently by: thomas_g, hivisibility, jackill
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Longitude: -8.133256, Latitude: 52.008481 Prominence: 97m,   Isolation: 3.6km
ITM: 590851 584059,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrylHl, 10 char: GrylrncHil

Garrylaurence Hill is the 1200th highest summit in Ireland. Garrylaurence Hill is the most southerly summit in the Nagles Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garrylaurence Hill in area Nagles Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit from the east
 
No views but worth a visit for its stone circle
Short Summary created by jackill  9 Feb 2014 Park in the forest entrance at W91181 83472 (Point A) room for 2 cars. Cross the barrier and walk uphill to a track junction. Head north into the trees and a generally good track will become apparent.At the next track junction go west finally heading uphill at W90835 83943 (Point B) along a wide machine access track. The summit area is marked by a large clearing with a well preserved circle of standing stones.
Point A: W91181 83472 Point B: W90835 83943

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Garrylaurence Hill in area Nagles Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The Stone Circle
A place of pilgrimage
by jackill  13 Mar 2014 This small summit gave me a surprise. As I fumbled about in the trees looking for the summit I wandered into a large clearing with an impressive stone circle/tomb in a very good state of preservation.
A bit of research has revealed it is marked on old 25 and 6 inch maps but not much else.
The placename Garrylaurence has however unearthed a bit more information.
Just down the road is Clonmult, the site of an IRA ambush which took place during the war of Independence. Near the village is a holy well dedicated to St Laurence in the townland of Garrylaurence/Garraí Labhráis meaning Field/Garden of Laurence. It is located in a small enclosure beside the narrow road that I used to access this hill.
A large statue of St Laurence and a small stone cross bearing the inscription INRI Saint Laurence and the date 1824, sit on top of the roof of the well hut.
St Laurence is Laurence O’ Toole a 12th century Irish saint who was abbot of Glendalough and later Bishop of Dublin. He died in the monastery at Eu, in Normandy and his tomb in Eu became a place of pilgrimage and many miracles were attributed to his intercession. He was canonized in 1225 by Pope Honorius and his remains were moved to a tomb in front of the High Altar on the 10th of May.The nearby church church at Clonmult is also dedicated to the saint.

The saints feast day is the 14th of November , but the 9th of August was the main day for pilgrimage at Garrylaurence.

The Ordnance Survey Letters of O'Donovan written in 1841 state

"A holy well called ‘St Laurence Well’ where paterns were annually held some years since on the 9th of August…"

In 1917 Canon Power records that " rounds were made here chiefly on August the 9th and votive offering of ‘usual character ‘ on the tree branches ‘which are immediately over the sacred fountain".
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