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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 29 members. Recently by: jlk, conormcbandon, Garmin, markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, chalky, katekat, pavelbodi, eamonoc, Pepe, comsean, thomasgaffney, Fergalh, paddyhillsbagger, osullivanm
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Longitude: -7.072938, Latitude: 52.463888 , Easting: 263061, Northing: 135072 Prominence: 149m,   Isolation: 5.7km
ITM: 662996 635120,   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 1210th highest summit in Ireland.

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Short stroll, views not great. .. by group   (Show all for Mount Alto)
 
I started from oldsoldiers coordinates and walke .. by jackill   (Show all for Mount Alto)
 
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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Mount alto is a very easy walk for any level of f .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Mount Alto)
 
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