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Truskmore Mountain Trosc Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Trosc Mór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]') County Highpoint of Sligo In County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 647m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G75899 47348 This summit has been logged as climbed by 218 members. Recently by: benbulbinjoe, guestuser, donalhunt, 40Shades, nolanlyn, killyman1, pavelbodi, Garmin, megantaggart, Peter Walker, Glanman2, Anya, tbenney, savage, Rob_Lee
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Longitude: -8.371608, Latitude: 54.374217 Prominence: 560m,   Isolation: 0.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 575855 847349,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trskmr, 10 char: Truskmore

Truskmore is the highest mountain in the Dartry Mountains area and the 201st highest in Ireland. Truskmore is the highest point in county Sligo.

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More welcoming than expected
by AdrianneB  4 Aug 2011 Although most of this area has poor access, due to landowners not welcoming walkers, I had a great experience today. Went for a run up Truskmore after work using the RTE mast access road. Had to climb the gate with all the signs on it, figuring they wouldn't be working after 6pm. It was really windy with dense cloud at the top, out of the gloom came an RTE engineer in his jeep, scaring the life out of me. He gave me a big wave and we both went on our way. As I was climbing back over the gate to my car I spotted a note on my windscreen, thought it might be a note about access or rights of way. But no it said "Well done! Not an easy run"
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Eagles looking East
 
Eagles eye on Gortnagarn Face
by swoop  2 May 2011 View from top of Eagles Rock lloking East towards the basin edge in Gortnagarn direction.
Also huge views of Loughmuirran ( a mini Benbulbin ) , Aghalaleeve and Arroo in the distanc, and a clear view on Glenade lake.
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by Eamonn96  22 May 2011 From where exactly can the eagles rock route be accessed ??
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Dartry delight !
by DonieG  13 May 2010 Took part in a walk with members of Curlew Hillwalkers on Sunday 9/5/10, circular walk taking in Eagle rock and Truskmore. We parked our vehicles in the townland of Cloontyprughish beside a renovated holiday cottage, we walked up the narrow booreen approximately 1/4 mile south before entering a track used by farmers G78879 47587 (Point A). This track will lead you all the way up to Eagle's Rock, an Awe inspiring rock formation like something you would see in the Grand Canyon ( I kid you not, see attached photos). I also include a close-up of an unusual fossil spotted on a rock in the Gorge there, any takers to educate me as to what it is????. We trecked on to the Mast at Truskmore and then circled back to our parking place, all in all a very enjoyable experience. Once again County Leitrim has a lot of fantastic scenery if you take the time to explore its hidden beauty!!!!!.
Point A: G78879 47587
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Truskmore taken from the entrance to Dermot and Grainnes' cave, Gleniff Horseshoe
 
by MickC  20 Jan 2006 Truskmore mast taken from the entrance to Dermot and Grainne's cave [approx. GR: G725471 (Point B)]. Very steep climb up to the cave entrance. Extreme caution required as there are some near vertical sections - rope may be a good precaution for the nervous. Taken aeons ago when you could walk almost anywhere and not worry about anything but your own safety in the hills. Sorry to hear that this is not the case any more in what is truly an exceptionally beautiful area - a real hidden treasure.
Point B: G725 471
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by walker_hollick  13 Nov 2005 Truskmore is in the middle of an area which appears to have significant access problems at
the moment. A number of months ago I picked out what seemed from map OS 16 to be a good approach from the southern side - a track starting at G 757 436 (Point C)(very near Glencar waterfall).

This started out well enough with a pleasant walk through mixed woodland, but as the track exited to moorland via a gate there was a sign "No trespassers - ICSA). I retreated to my car,
and driving further along the north side of Glencar Lough noticed several more of these signs
along the roadside, which would rule all southern approaches out of bounds.

I have also done a reconnoitre from the northern side along the Gleniff horseshoe road. On
turning on to this road the first landmark of any note is a large sign declaring "90% of Gleniniff
is private land - No Hillwalkers please". Notwithstanding this sign, I presume that there could not be an objection to using the road to the TV transmitter to reach the top, given that this is publicly owned. However it would appear to be prudent to avoid the surrounding moorland (and the peaks of Slievemore, Tievebaun and Benwiskin). I would be interested if anyone else has
views on this.
Point C: G757 436
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