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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)
 
WE WERE SO LUCKY ON A BRIGHT WARM DAY (OCT 5th.)T .. by MAP1878   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
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  17 Aug 2010
Parked around S04302 11847 A near the V & climbed Sugarloaf from there. A busy spot, with lots of cyclists on a multi day tour, wizzing through, with cars parked up to watch them go by. A quick and easy ascent via an eroded path by a large cairn. A day for great views, in what was the hotest day all week and a short enough round trip, to do on the drive home from Beara. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/6029/
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