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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 431 members. Recently by: cathalferris, PabloAlto, 3K_Fters, Helenha, IainT, Lauranna, paddyobpc, Krumel, jcincork, alleny, dr_banuska, johnballinger, maryt, ericjones, lw24
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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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Often on a visit to the Knockmealdowns this will .. by simon3   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
climbed Sugar Loaf Hill alone yesterday the 30th .. by youngjohn   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: SUGARLOAF CAIRN
 
MAP1878 on Sugarloaf Hill, 2008
by MAP1878  28 Oct 2008
WE WERE SO LUCKY ON A BRIGHT WARM DAY (OCT 5th.)TO DO THIS WALK .TAKING THE PATH FROM GRUBBS MONUMENT WAS A BIT OF A SLOG DUE TO RECENT RAIN BUT ONCE WE GOT TO THE SUMMIT CAIRN IT WAS WELL WORTH IT, WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ALL ROUND ,THE PATCHWORK OF FIELDS IN THE VALLEY AND THE GALTEES BEYOND WERE STUNNING.
THEN WE WENT ACROSS THE RIDGE TO KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAIN AGAIN WE HAD FANTASTIC 360* VIEWS , THE COMMERAGHS TO THE NORTH AND THE DISTANT GLISTENING COASTLINE TO THE SOUTH.
A TRULY REWARDING WALK IN SOME OF IRELANDS' LESSER KNOWN BUT DRAMATIC MOUNTAINS.
THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED BY US ANYWAY!! MICK AND SUE POWER Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/3406/
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Apparently a Major Ely rests under the lower of t .. by fergal   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
On Saturday 11th July, from The Vee, made a trave .. by Geo   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
A short hill walk on the way home from Beara .. by three5four0   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
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