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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 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: 52.463879 , 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 1098th 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/
 
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)
 
Mount alto is a very easy walk for any level of f .. by oldsoldier   (Show all for Mount Alto)
 
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