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Boggeragh Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 642.7 metres,   Summits in area: 11,   Maximum prominence for area: 439 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 79, 80 For all tops   Highest summit: Musheramore, 642.7m
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Musheramore Mountain Muisire Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Muisire Mór [OSI], 'great (mountain) of the Múscraige') Cork County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 642.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W32881 84999 This summit has been logged as climbed by 123 members. Recently by: amgall, IainT, PabloAlto, jgdarcy, bryanmccabe, 3K_Fters, tommccarthy, doniem, melohara, sophpow, PeakPaul, Anavinet, SpiritOf84, Wildrover, eamonoc
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Longitude: -8.978283, Latitude: 52.013481 , Easting: 132882, Northing: 85000 Prominence: 439m,   Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 532846 585059,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mshrmr, 10 char: Mshrmr
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

Dinneen gives a longer, more poetic name for this mountain: Muisire na Móna Móire, 'Muisire of the great bog'. Móin Mhór was the old name for a chain of hills including the Boggeragh Mountains and Nagles Mountains. The element muisire does not appear elsewhere in Irish place-names. Judging by the late 16th century forms from maps, e.g. Knock Muskery, it appears to be connected with the Múscraige, who gave their name to the barony of Muskerry. It is on the NE edge of the ancient territory of this people. Mushera has two holy wells: one at the summit for sick animals and one on its northern slopes [St. John's Well] for humans, at which mass is celebrated at midsumer (Daphne Pochin Mould, 'Discovering Cork', p.22).   Musheramore is the highest mountain in the Boggeragh Mountains area and the 209th highest in Ireland. Musheramore is the second most westerly summit in the Boggeragh Mountains area.

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The picture shows a view of Musheramore as seen f .. by john_desmond   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
Picture shows the easiest route up Musheramore. T .. by john_desmond   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
This is a very easy climb from the entrance of Mi .. by mart   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Musheramore in area Boggeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A cross marks the spot
 
In the bag in 75 minutes
by Colin Murphy  24 Aug 2012
1km directly to the NW of Musheramore, you'll find a carpark at St John's Well - ignore this and continue on south along the road about 200m, where there is a wide entrance to a forest track, with sufficient room to park a few cars. Head straight up this track, climbing over a couple of gates and contine for about 600m NNE until you see the first break in the tree line on your right - at roughly T324 858 B. Head directly up the steepish mountain in a SE direction, crossing heathery terrain which isn't half as bad as it looks, as mostly the heather is of the short variety and not too dense. The terrain levels out around 600m ascent into a fairly broad summit area and you will shortly spot the large beehive cairn, and then the trig pillar and finally a large metal cross (pictured), each of which was a couple of metres higher than the previous marker. My GPS indicated the cross was the highest point, if you can trust these things, but I recommend you visit all three, which are within 100m of each other, just to be sure. Short of time, I then descended directly west, down steeper terrain than the ascent and emerged beside a newly planted section of forest, on the road next to the entrance to the Millstreet Country Park (or something). A short road walk of 400m directly north took me back to my car. In all, it took me just 45 minutes to ascend and 30 to come down, so if you're keen to bag a reasonably nice summit without too much effort, this is the one for you.The views are reputedly excellent, but on the day I went up Musheramore, I could barely see the hand in front of my face... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/14770/
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