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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
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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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Feels higher than it is .. by group   (Show all for Sugarloaf Mountain)
 
Shipwrecks and the French .. by jackill   (Show all for Sugarloaf Mountain)
 
Sugarloaf from the west .. by liz50   (Show all for Sugarloaf Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Mountain in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Sugarloaf Mountain, 2003
by simon3  27 May 2003
When you finally reach Sugarloaf's top you find that it has this unusual brightly painted white trig pillar shown in the picture. The mountain in the background is Toberavanaha, almost as high as Sugarloaf, but not nearly as well known. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/319/comment/517/
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Claude Wall [Mountaineering in Ireland] said of t .. by simon3   (Show all for Sugarloaf Mountain)
 
Eat your heart out Enniskerry! Glad to say no ac .. by milo   (Show all for Sugarloaf Mountain)
 
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