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Truskmore SE Cairn Mountain For origin of name see Truskmore County Highpoint of Leitrim, in County Highpoint List, Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 631m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G76314 47102 This place has been logged as visited by 190 members. Recently by: EdAl, oakesave, David-Guenot, DeltaP, NualaMc, johnballinger, strangeweaver, Nuala-Mc1, 40Shades, tomodub, LorraineG60, Daingean, Juanita, Podgemus, LorraineG
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Longitude: -8.365264, Latitude: 54.372008 , Easting: 176314, Northing: 347102 Prominence: 0m,  Isolation: 0.5km
ITM: 576265 847101,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrskSE, 10 char: TrskmrSECr
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

This point is included because it is the highest point in Leitrim.   Truskmore SE Cairn is the second highest mountain in the Dartry Mountains area and the 233rd highest in Ireland. Truskmore SE Cairn is the highest point in county Leitrim and also the second highest in Sligo.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore SE Cairn in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The cairn at the top of Leitrim.
 
A highpoint, easy to reach from a road and with an excellent view.
Short Summary created by simon3,  15 Feb 2011
The view from this summit is excellent to the NE over the area around Arroo.
The obvious way to get here is from the road up to Truskmore from which it is around 280m over low, boggy heather.
There is a limited amount of parking around G 74400 46800 A (access road to transmitter) and nearby. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1054/comment/5813/
 
Harry Goodman on Truskmore SE Cairn, 2009
by Harry Goodman  19 Aug 2009
A few years back, on a climb of Truskmore using the TV transmitter access road (due at that time to general access difficulties) at G 74400 46800 I included a walk out to the SE Cairn, the highest point in Co. Leitrim. This walk,for little effort, allows anyone climbing the County Tops to include Sligo and Leitrim in the same walk. Readers might also be interested in knowing that on the way down, at the Gleniff road, a friend and myself were approached by a landowner asking us where we had been and in particular had we been on his land along the west side of the valley. We told him that we had not and got into conversation with him about access problems around the Gleniff horseshoe. As with all situations there are two sides to every story and somewhere in the middle lies the truth. After lengthy discussion about the "whys and wherefores" of the position we had a better understanding of this particular landowners difficulties. As we were leaving he told us that we would be welcome, at any time to use his land to access the Horseshoe, which we did at a later date parking, with permission, at his farmhouse. I understand that this position may have changed and that the individual may have stopped objecting to walkers using his land. Given my earlier experience I would advise that anyone using a route, other than the TV Transmitter road, should check that there are no restrictions to access currently being applied by this individual or any other landowners in Gleniff. If access is open the opportunity to do the full Horseshoe Walk starting with Benwiskin is well worth the effort. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1054/comment/4020/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore SE Cairn in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Towards the Glenade Valley On A Hazy Day
Easy County Top When On Truskmore
by Aidy  28 Sep 2015
A very short walk from Truskmore, and I was happy to take the extra summit and another county top for little effort. Worth it too for the different views across the Glenade and Glencar valleys. Felt like part of Truskmore really though. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1054/comment/18334/
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Picture: Truskmore SE Cairn
 
from Truskmore
by paddyobpc  24 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 05 Jun 2016. Continuing from our walk to Truskmore it was an easy and quick stroll over to Truskmore SE Cairn to say we were at the highest point of Leitrim. We returned by making our way back to the transmitter road and followed it back down to the car.
See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1054/comment/18811/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore SE Cairn in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cairn marks Leitrim highpoint
Leitrims Top
by Jaak  11 Feb 2013
Truskmore SE Top – just a short walk from the main summit in Sligo. Highest point in Leitrim - not a lot more to say about it. It certainly has more character than Slieve Beagh SE in Monaghan, which must rate as one of the least impressive county tops. However, if Truskmore SE was not the high point of Leitrim, I doubt if it would be marked in any way. I expect there are nice views from it, but I wasn’t to know due to the weather when I visited. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1054/comment/14919/
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