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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
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Longitude: -9.630382, Latitude: 51.718221 , Easting: 87376, Northing: 52952 Prominence: 126m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 487350 553019,   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 place in Ireland.

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Feels higher than it is
Short Summary created by thomas_g,  29 Jul 2012
Access is possible from the old Beara way track which can be reached by parking at V91700 54569 A (1 car) and following the track for about 5km. The turn to the old track is easy to miss it's at V888 536 B. The summit can be reached via the spot height 316m in what can be a slippery climb, it gets less steep the further west you go. Access is also straightforward from Sugarloaf West.
There are great views in all directions from the trig point which for some reason is painted white.
I would not recommend a descent to the east or especially the north - stick to the ridge or go S/SW.
Due to the way the peak sits above the valley to the north, it feels much higher than its 574m. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/319/comment/5079/
 
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