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Sugarloaf Mountain Mountain Gabhal Mhór A name in Irish
also Slieve na Goill an extra name in Irish
(Ir. Gabhal Mhór [OSI], 'big fork') Cork County, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 574m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V87376 52952 This summit has been logged as climbed by 95 members. Recently by: muddyboots, Eirepur, Martinpeak, CaptainVertigo, t.jay, wicklore, eugeneryan959, Wilderness, Onzy, liz50, JohnAshton, skhg, normanwhite, frankmc04, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.630381, Latitude: 51.718212 , Easting: 87376, Northing: 52952 Prominence: 126m,   Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 487350 553018,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SgrlMn, 10 char: SgrlfMntn
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

The Irish name Gabhal Mhór may seem odd as a name for a mountain, but it appears to have developed from Sliabh na Gaibhle, 'mountain of the fork'. This accounts for the anglicised form Slieve Goul found in several 19th century sources. It is unclear what exactly the fork is, but it may be a confluence of streams referred to in the name of the nearby townland, Kealagowlane (Ir. Caol an Ghabhláin, 'marsh/narrowing of the little fork'). Gabhal Mhór stands in contrast to Gabhal Bheag, Gowlbeg Mountain, its lower neighbour. For the origin of the English name, see Sugarloaf Hill in Wicklow for an explanation of hills called Sugarloaf.Claude Wall [Mountaineering in Ireland] suggested the name ‘Slieve na Goill, “the misty hill”.   Sugarloaf Mountain is the 351st highest summit in Ireland.

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Sugarloaf from the west
by liz50  22 Jun 2015
On a bright clear day in June we decided to climb Sugarloaf mountain in West Cork. Initially our intention was to access it from the south west spur at V859 516 C but were confronted by a No Entry sign on a gate. Travelling west along the road we came across a forestry road running uphill at V84955 51210 D. There is parking for a couple of cars by a brown sign for Leitrim Beg standing stone. Following the track height was gained quickly and easily to V84939 52151 E where the track ends. An old fence runs north for approx 500m where it joins the re-routed Beara way at V84950 52612 F. Follow the well marked (with yellow posts) Beara way for about a km with short diversions to take in the summit of Nareera SW top by Lough Keel and Nareera before leaving the Beara way at V86229 53270 G to the South East and over the summit of Sugarloaf west top. Drop down to the col at V86770 52799 H before the final ascent to Sugarloaf and spectacular views over Glengarriff, Bantry Bay and beyond. We retraced our steps taking the opportunity to 'bag' Sugarloaf mountain far west top on the way back. A round trip of approx 10km Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/319/comment/18156/
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When you finally reach Sugarloaf's top you find t .. by simon3   (Show all for Sugarloaf Mountain)
 
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