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Mount Gabriel Hill Cnoc Osta A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Osta [logainm.ie], poss. 'hill of the encampment') Cork County, in Carn List, Purple mudstone and siltstone Bedrock

Height: 407m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 88 Grid Reference: V93118 34864 This summit has been logged as climbed by 55 members. Recently by: corkrats, Bernieor, madfrankie, wicklore, Robbiebc, frankmc04, kiwisimon, MichaelE, Wildrover, Cobhclimber, jcincork, redspud, chalky, Flatout, slebog
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Longitude: -9.541851, Latitude: 51.556845 , Easting: 93118, Northing: 34864 Prominence: 312m,   Isolation: 4.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 493088 534936,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntGbr, 10 char: MntGbrl
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone and siltstone, (Castlehaven Formation)

Mount Gabriel was an important source of copper in the Early Bronze Age, with more than 30 mines having been found on its southern slopes, consisting of small tunnels dug into the mountainside. These are remarkably well preserved since they were mostly covered over by massive bog growth, leaving them untouched since the miners of the Early Bronze Age abandoned them [Daphne Pochin Mould, Discovering Cork]. The area was excavated in 1985 by William O'Brien, who judges that the mining was on such a large scale that it cannot have been merely for use in Ireland, but rather that the copper was mainly exported to Europe. The Irish name of the hill recorded by Bruno O'Donoghue in his Parish Histories and Placenames of West Cork is Cnoc Fhosta, 'hill of the encampment'.   Mount Gabriel is the highest hill in the Mizen/Sheeps Head area and the 906th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Gabriel in area Mizen/Sheeps Head, Ireland
Picture: Access road to giant golfballs
 
Access Rd to top
Short Summary created by paddyhillsbagger,  9 Oct 2010
The Irish Aviation Authority have kindly provided an access road to their golfball shaped domes on the top of Mt Gabriel at V930356 A . The trig is only a short walk round the side of the first dome. You can drive up (as long as your car doesn't overheat like mine leaving me to walk the final bit before topping up with water) or walk. The views are magnificent on a clear day. Well worth it, regardless of method used. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/792/comment/5551/
 
There is a God and he left the gate open! .. by jackill   (Show all for Mount Gabriel)
 
Illustrating how it bulks over the surrounding la .. by simon3   (Show all for Mount Gabriel)
 
A Bronze Age Hive of Activity .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Mount Gabriel)
 
Does driving up count? .. by exaisle   (Show all for Mount Gabriel)
 
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