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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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Butter roads and Kerrymens tables .. by group   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
taking the advice from the comments on this site .. by rossbeighed   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
Views the Breadth of Munster .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Musheramore in area Boggeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Duhallow Way
 
chelman7 on Musheramore, 2008
by chelman7  4 May 2008
A good walk if you use the Duhallow way rather than the Millstreet country park route. Views also better this way. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/204/comment/3085/
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Mushermore is easily climbed from the car park at .. by jackill   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
In this view Musheramore is seen from Claragh Mou .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Musheramore)
 
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