Sugarloaf Hill 662.7m mountain, Knockmealdown Mountains Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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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My walk on Sugarloaf was hampered by unple .. by kenefickwg   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill)
 
mart on Sugarloaf Hill, 2003
by mart  30 Sep 2003
This mountain is well worth the climb, especially if you continue along the ridge to Knockmealdown, but I think that the descent is very unpleasant because it is very steep and very loose- it's hard on my old legs. Still it doesn't take that long and you can't get lost. I just wonder why a more meandering path hasn't developed. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/693/
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