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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82 
Highest place:
Knockmealdown, 792.4m
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 682.7 metres,

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Sugarloaf Hill Mountain Cnoc na gCloch A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na gCloch [OSI], 'hill of the stones') Tipperary/ Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 662.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S03971 10479
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Longitude: -7.942597, Latitude: 52.246504 , Easting: 203971, Northing: 110479 Prominence: 117.72m,  Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 603919 610532,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SgrlHl, 10 char: SgrlfHil
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

The name 'Sugarloaf' is widely applied to hills of a conical shape in Ireland and Britain. Its equivalent 'pain de sucre' is common in France. It is also found further afield, e.g. at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese) and the Montmorency Falls in Canada, where the name 'Pain de Sucre' is applied to the cone of ice which forms at the base of the waterfall in winter. There is a widespread misconception nowadays that 'sugarloaf' is some kind of bread. In fact, the word refers to the form in which sugar was usually sold all over the world, at least up to the 19th century, until granulated sugar became widely available in packets. The sugary liquid was dripped onto a surface and a solid mass formed in a conical or torpedo-like shape, like a sugary stalagmite. Sugar is still available in this form in North Africa, and it is also used in Germany to make the drink 'Feuerzangenbowle', for which the sugarloaf must first be soaked in rum.   Sugarloaf Hill is the 176th highest place in Ireland. Sugarloaf Hill is the most northerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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simon3 on Sugarloaf Hill, 2003
by simon3  17 Mar 2003
Often on a visit to the Knockmealdowns this will be either the first or last hill that you will visit. The day that I visited this hill it was the last. I arrived on it from the South-East via the ridge leading from Knockmealdown (and Knockmoylan to its North). As with so much of the Knockmealdowns, the ridge is marked by a boundary wall between Co . Tipperary and Co. Waterford. The photo shows off the impressive rounded and featured side of Sugarloaf Hill visible from its South-East. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/384/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Towards the Galtee
youngjohn on Sugarloaf Hill, 2010
by youngjohn  21 Feb 2010
climbed Sugar Loaf Hill alone yesterday the 30th Sept. 09 and was blessed with a fine day though the anticipated and forecast 'front' could be seen creeping south towards the Galtee's. The climb wasn't easy and I was thankful to have and use two sticks. I approached on the M8 heading south, then on to the N8 and after passing Kilcoran Lodge kept a close eye out to the left for the sign for Ballyporeen and headed for 'The Vee'. I parked at the car park in the vee. I ascended along the obvious path alongside the county boundary wall. I could not but think everytimeI stopped, and there were a few on my ascent, of the men who built the stone wall no doubt in hard times/maybe famine times. I hope they enjoyed the views I was enjoying. I could see the Slieve Blooms way to the north, the Devil'sBit range and Knockanora to the west before the majestic Galtee's took over the skyline. The top of Galteemore was covered in cloud but the autumnal glory of the range was captivating. The view from the summit cairn of Sugarloaf 'hill' did not disappoint, the knockmealdowns themselves were to say the least enviting but as usual I did not have the time. I dawdled a while taking in the scenery and vowed to return especially as the view of the sea to the south east is irresistable. I walked to the lower cairn and viewed the valley to the east. I could see Knockmealdown itself to the east and a mountain I presume is Knockmoylan in front of it. Bay lough looked black on my descent. I could see the front coming over the Galtee's and as the day was getting late I was glad to make it back before the cloud arrived overhead. A great climb over some dodgy stoney shale surfaces, a test for the legs and lungs! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/4165/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: SUGARLOAF CAIRN
 
MAP1878 on Sugarloaf Hill, 2008
by MAP1878  28 Oct 2008
WE WERE SO LUCKY ON A BRIGHT WARM DAY (OCT 5th.)TO DO THIS WALK .TAKING THE PATH FROM GRUBBS MONUMENT WAS A BIT OF A SLOG DUE TO RECENT RAIN BUT ONCE WE GOT TO THE SUMMIT CAIRN IT WAS WELL WORTH IT, WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ALL ROUND ,THE PATCHWORK OF FIELDS IN THE VALLEY AND THE GALTEES BEYOND WERE STUNNING.
THEN WE WENT ACROSS THE RIDGE TO KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAIN AGAIN WE HAD FANTASTIC 360* VIEWS , THE COMMERAGHS TO THE NORTH AND THE DISTANT GLISTENING COASTLINE TO THE SOUTH.
A TRULY REWARDING WALK IN SOME OF IRELANDS' LESSER KNOWN BUT DRAMATIC MOUNTAINS.
THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED BY US ANYWAY!! MICK AND SUE POWER Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/3406/
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fergal on Sugarloaf Hill, 2004
by fergal  23 Sep 2004
Apparently a Major Ely rests under the lower of the cairns on the summit. He is buried standing up with his shotgun and two of his gundogs for eternal company.
PS Have just read Simon's comments regarding Major Ely. Perhaps I'm on the wrong mountain but my source was "Walking in Ireland" by Tom Lawton. Anyway maybe someday I'll bring a spade and find out! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/1190/
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Geo on Sugarloaf Hill, 2009
by Geo  12 Jul 2009
On Saturday 11th July, from The Vee, made a traverse of the Eastern Knockmealdown's, starting with Sugarloaf Hill. It's a steepish, at first, ascent of about 420metres over about a kilometre and a half but you have a beautiful view rearward over a patchwork of farms and the greens and yellows of the fields. For us, unfortunately, as we passed Grubb's monument on our way up, the rain began, and the cloud and mist we were entering ensured that for the remainder of the walk, visibility was generally down to two figures. The southerly wind caught us full in the face when we crested Sugarloaf Hill, and made it's summit. We didn't hang around here, but heads bowed into the gale, we went with the county boundary SSE for our next objective, Knockmealdown, via Knockmoylan. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/3928/
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A short hill walk on the way home from Beara
by three5four0  17 Aug 2010
Parked around S04302 11847 A near the V & climbed Sugarloaf from there. A busy spot, with lots of cyclists on a multi day tour, wizzing through, with cars parked up to watch them go by. A quick and easy ascent via an eroded path by a large cairn. A day for great views, in what was the hotest day all week and a short enough round trip, to do on the drive home from Beara. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/6029/
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