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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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Often on a visit to the Knockmealdowns this will .. by simon3   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Towards the Galtee
youngjohn on Sugarloaf Hill, 2010
by youngjohn  21 Feb 2010
climbed Sugar Loaf Hill alone yesterday the 30th Sept. 09 and was blessed with a fine day though the anticipated and forecast 'front' could be seen creeping south towards the Galtee's. The climb wasn't easy and I was thankful to have and use two sticks. I approached on the M8 heading south, then on to the N8 and after passing Kilcoran Lodge kept a close eye out to the left for the sign for Ballyporeen and headed for 'The Vee'. I parked at the car park in the vee. I ascended along the obvious path alongside the county boundary wall. I could not but think everytimeI stopped, and there were a few on my ascent, of the men who built the stone wall no doubt in hard times/maybe famine times. I hope they enjoyed the views I was enjoying. I could see the Slieve Blooms way to the north, the Devil'sBit range and Knockanora to the west before the majestic Galtee's took over the skyline. The top of Galteemore was covered in cloud but the autumnal glory of the range was captivating. The view from the summit cairn of Sugarloaf 'hill' did not disappoint, the knockmealdowns themselves were to say the least enviting but as usual I did not have the time. I dawdled a while taking in the scenery and vowed to return especially as the view of the sea to the south east is irresistable. I walked to the lower cairn and viewed the valley to the east. I could see Knockmealdown itself to the east and a mountain I presume is Knockmoylan in front of it. Bay lough looked black on my descent. I could see the front coming over the Galtee's and as the day was getting late I was glad to make it back before the cloud arrived overhead. A great climb over some dodgy stoney shale surfaces, a test for the legs and lungs! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/4165/
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On Saturday 11th July, from The Vee, made a trave .. by Geo   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
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