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Silvermine Mountains W Top Hill Sliabh an Airgid A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh an Airgid [logainm.ie], 'mountain of the silver') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

Height: 489m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 59 Grid Reference: R82072 69717
Place visited by 72 members. Recently by: markmjcampion, aifric_n04, tagoona, melohara, ahogan, mountainmike, Michael-n, Maurice-N, jsramsey1491, delboyir, Cobhclimber, kakamaka17, Geo, millsd1, chalky
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Longitude: -8.266532, Latitude: 52.77856 , Easting: 182072, Northing: 169717 Prominence: 214m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 582017 669759,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvrMn, 10 char: SlvrmnMntn
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

A mountain in this vicinity named Mullaghnedryny is mentioned in the Civil Survey of 1654-56 as part of the boundary of the barony of Owney and Arra. It may be this peak or a lower shoulder to the west. The name seems to represent Ir. Mullach na Droighní, 'summit of the blackthorn'.   Silvermine Mountains W Top is the 597th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Silvermine Mountains W Top in area Shannon, Ireland
Picture: A disused mine building west of Silvermines village
 
pdtempan on Silvermine Mountains W Top, 2009
by pdtempan  20 Mar 2009
Took this snap while passing through, on my way back to Belfast from Kerry. There are several old mine buildings and spoil heaps which are reminders of the mining activity which gave these hills their name. According to a plaque in Silvermines village, the first recorded exploitation of mineral wealth in this area was at the end of the 13th century, when Italian prospectors came from Genoa and Florence. As well as silver, lead and zinc was also mined here. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/489/comment/3653/
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