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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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Access Rd to top .. by group   (Show all for Mount Gabriel)
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  2 Sep 2010
I'll be honest, it was 25degrees and the sun was beating down. Tipp and Waterford were on the field and I could hear the clash of the ash over the car radio.

So I said feckit, and drove up.

Fantastic views of the surrounding area though...well worth the effort or the petrol, whichever way you get there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/792/comment/6077/
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