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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 426 members. Recently by: paddyobpc, Krumel, jcincork, alleny, dr_banuska, johnballinger, maryt, ericjones, lw24, dillonkdy, Cormacg, Mushhaze, William-J, eoghanm, t.jay
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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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Sentry of the Vee gap .. by group   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
Parked at the car park marked at The Gap, and hea .. by csd   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from the summit cairn with Slievenamon in the distance
 
2nd time lucky
by paulocon  28 Sep 2011
2nd time on Sugarloaf and got the views this time! Climbed on 14/09/2011 as the third top of a short Horseshoe walk on the Knockmealdowns. Crossed from Knockmoylan along superb walking ground. Superb views of the Golden Vale and the Galtees from the summit cairn. Descent down to the Gap is over some very steep and eroded ground so care is required. Done a write-up which is at: http://climbingirelandsmountains.blogspot.com/2011/09/evening-in-knocmealdowns.html should anyone be interested. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/6538/
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Looking back on the Sugarloaf along by the county .. by jackill   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
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