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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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Mount Alto in area South Midlands, Ireland
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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An easy and rewarding climb from the car park at .. by larrylampwick   (Show all for Mount Alto)
 
Mount alto is a very easy walk for any level of f .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Mount Alto)
 
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