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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 place has been logged as visited by 30 members. Recently by: mountainmike, jlk, conormcbandon, Garmin, markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, chalky, katekat, pavelbodi, eamonoc, Pepe, comsean, thomasgaffney, Fergalh, paddyhillsbagger
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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 1210th highest place 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)
 
An easy and rewarding climb from the car park at .. by larrylampwick   (Show all for Mount Alto)
 
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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