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Sugarloaf Hill Mountain Cnoc na gCloch A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na gCloch [OSI], 'hill of the stones') Tipperary/ Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 662.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S03971 10479 This summit has been logged as climbed by 427 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, paddyobpc, Krumel, jcincork, alleny, dr_banuska, johnballinger, maryt, ericjones, lw24, dillonkdy, Cormacg, Mushhaze, William-J
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Longitude: -7.942597, Latitude: 52.246504 , Easting: 203971, Northing: 110479 Prominence: 117.72m,   Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 603919 610532,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SgrlHl, 10 char: SgrlfHil
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

The name 'Sugarloaf' is widely applied to hills of a conical shape in Ireland and Britain. Its equivalent 'pain de sucre' is common in France. It is also found further afield, e.g. at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese) and the Montmorency Falls in Canada, where the name 'Pain de Sucre' is applied to the cone of ice which forms at the base of the waterfall in winter. There is a widespread misconception nowadays that 'sugarloaf' is some kind of bread. In fact, the word refers to the form in which sugar was usually sold all over the world, at least up to the 19th century, until granulated sugar became widely available in packets. The sugary liquid was dripped onto a surface and a solid mass formed in a conical or torpedo-like shape, like a sugary stalagmite. Sugar is still available in this form in North Africa, and it is also used in Germany to make the drink 'Feuerzangenbowle', for which the sugarloaf must first be soaked in rum.   Sugarloaf Hill is the 176th highest summit in Ireland. Sugarloaf Hill is the most northerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockmealdown summit - May 2008
deswalk on Sugarloaf Hill, 2008
by deswalk  6 Sep 2008
I climbed Sugarloaf Hill on 1 September and was disappointed to see the damage that's being caused by motorcycles and there was one culprit enjoying himself by repeatedly ascending and descending the bottom section of the hill on his offensive machine. I also found a lot of tyre damage on the summit.
The initial steep pull up from the Vee carpark has thus become a real messy rake and the old boundary wall appears to have disappeared in places, especially at the summit. Twenty to thirty years ago I could shelter from a biting north wind behind the wall but its stones are now being used to build numerous cairns, as well as the increasingly popular compulsion among certain hillgoers to leave their John Hancock in the heather using the wall stones. Perhaps I'm just getting grumpy!
The picture was taken in May 2008 from the summit of Knockmealdown looking towards Sugarloaf Hill. It was a challenge trying to photograph myself in the powerful wind! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/3288/
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