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Mount AltoHillCnoc Ruairí A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Ruairí [CF*], 'Rory's hill')KilkennyCounty, in Binnion List, Granite Bedrock
Height:276mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68,76Grid Reference: S63061 35072This place has been logged as visited by 29 members. Recently by: jlk, conormcbandon, Garmin, markmjcampion, Colin Murphy, chalky, katekat, pavelbodi, eamonoc, Pepe, comsean, thomasgaffney, Fergalh, paddyhillsbagger, osullivanm I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/977/?PHPSESSID=ku94c04mkgb442h7jbtf6ljdr1