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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
Place visited by 458 members. Recently by: cclair, Chance, patsykennedy, jcincork, JimMc, mlmoroneybb, jgdarcy, reespdr, ewen, Daingean, Deise-Man, conorjob, PaulNolan, Owenloughrey, Liamob
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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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Often on a visit to the Knockmealdowns this will .. by simon3   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
climbed Sugar Loaf Hill alone yesterday the 30th .. by youngjohn   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
WE WERE SO LUCKY ON A BRIGHT WARM DAY (OCT 5th.)T .. by MAP1878   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
Apparently a Major Ely rests under the lower of t .. by fergal   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
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   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
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