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Mount Alto Hill Cnoc Ruairí A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Ruairí [CF*], 'Rory's hill') Kilkenny County, in Binnion List, Granite Bedrock

Height: 276m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68,76 Grid Reference: S63061 35072 This summit has been logged as climbed by 28 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, Garmin, markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, chalky, katekat, pavelbodi, eamonoc, Pepe, comsean, thomasgaffney, Fergalh, paddyhillsbagger, osullivanm, simon3
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Longitude: -7.072938, Latitude: 52.463879 , Easting: 263061, Northing: 135072 Prominence: 149m,   Isolation: 5.7km
ITM: 662996 635119,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MntAlt, 10 char: Mount Alto
Bedrock type: Granite, (Granite (undifferentiated))

The name Mount Alto is quite recent and it seems likely that it was given by the Tighe family, local landowners whose residence was at Woodstock House near Inistioge, at the foot of the hill. Máire MacNeill (234) suggests that Sceachánach is likely to have been an earlier name for this hill. This name is interpreted as 'abounding in whitethorns' by Eoghan Ó Ceallaigh [CF, 31], although he makes no link with Mount Alto.   Mount Alto is the 1209th highest summit in Ireland.

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Short stroll, views not great.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill,  11 Nov 2012
Park at the forest entrance S63814 35542 A where there is room for 4-5 cars.Walk up the track, turning left at the first junction and right at the next, to the unmarked summit next to a tumbledown stone wall beside a forest turning circle
View of the Comeraghs, and Brandon to the North.
Walking time there and back at adult speed: 45 min. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/5736/
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Picture: I should have bought a hedgecutter!
jackill on Mount Alto, 2010
by jackill  8 Mar 2010
I started from oldsoldiers coordinates and walked up the track, turning left at the first junction and right at the next, to the summit which is marked by no more than a few conifers and some bog.On the way down I noticed a roof of sorts poking out of the tree tops to my left. I eventually found this structure surrounded by briars and trees on all sides, a viewing point once for Woodstock House? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/4481/
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larrylampwick on Mount Alto, 2009
by larrylampwick  28 Dec 2009
An easy and rewarding climb from the car park at Woodstock Gardens. Good views over the valley of the river Arrigle to the Comeraghs, Slievenaman, and up to Kilkenny City. Be sure to call to the tea room in the gardens on the journey back to the car. This is situated in the reconstructed round conservatory. Allow about 1 and a half hours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/4316/
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oldsoldier on Mount Alto, 2010
by oldsoldier  25 Jan 2010
Mount alto is a very easy walk for any level of fitness. I followed larrylampwick's directions, but he forgot to mention there is a 4 charge to park in the car park. Instead I retreated form Woodstock and followed the road out of Inistioge as far as the cross roads at S 63855 35666 B signposted Ballyshame with waymarked post also. Here there is parking for several cars and the walk is much shorter. can be walked in 30 minutes. Nice heart starter in the morning before work. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/977/comment/4373/
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