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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 334th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Mountain in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Sugarloaf Mountain, 2003
by simon3  27 May 2003
Claude Wall [Mountaineering in Ireland] said of this mountain: ‘Slieve na Goill (1,887), “the misty hill”, popularly known as Sugarloaf Mountain, is an isolated cone a few miles from Glengariff noteworthy as the best viewpoint of Bantry Bay’. I can certainly agree that it has great views over Bantry Bay but “isolated cone”, no not so. It looks like a cone from the east, such as the Glengarriff area but not from north or south. It isn’t all that isolated either. The east top of Toberavanaha is only about 750m away.
The photo is a view to the north east, towards an unnamed hill of around 375m. Fading into the heat-haze on the extreme right is Shrone Hill, another place very prominent from Glengarriff. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/319/comment/516/
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