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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 , Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 647m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G75899 47348 This summit has been logged as climbed by 225 members. Recently by: simoburn, debs27, Bagger_Plz, tomodub, SenanFoley, chalky, conorc57, benbulbinjoe, guestuser, donalhunt, 40Shades, nolanlyn, killyman1, pavelbodi, Garmin
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Longitude: -8.371608, Latitude: 54.374217 , Easting: 175899, Northing: 347348 Prominence: 560m,   Isolation: 0.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 575855 847349,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trskmr, 10 char: Truskmore
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

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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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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6328/
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by Eamonn96  22 May 2011
From where exactly can the eagles rock route be accessed ?? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6357/
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Dan on Truskmore, 2005
by Dan  14 Nov 2005
North Sligo is certainly a very difficult place to go walking as far as access is concerned. To put it in perspective, on a road near Arroo, further north of Truskmore, somebody has painted on the road a number of times "NO Hillwalkers". Need I say more about the mentality!!!
As for Truskmore, I'm not sure the road up to the TV transmitter is a viable option either. The whole Gleniff valley is really a no go area for walkers. I've heard reports of cars being vandalised. The best way to get to Truskmore is by any points which are accessible to the south of Benbulben and from the north shore of Glencar lake. Recently went from Glencar following the old cable car route up to the mines. This is easily seen from the road as you drive out to Glencar. Saw no signs and had no trouble, but I can't guarantee this route either. You can also start from the point south of Benbulben, which I mention in a comment for that mountain. Thats certainly one of the more well known and popular access points up to the plateau, but its a long walk to Truskmore from there.
Access problems arise all the time. It could be a good idea to ask in Call of the Wild in Sligo town before you go, they tend to be up to date on whats happening. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/2058/
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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 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!!!!!. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/4724/
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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
 
MickC on Truskmore, 2006
by MickC  20 Jan 2006
Truskmore mast taken from the entrance to Dermot and Grainne's cave [approx. GR: G725471 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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/2152/
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walker_hollick on Truskmore, 2005
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 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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/2051/
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