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Truskmore Mountain Trosc Mór A name in Irish
Ir. Trosc Mór [OSI], poss. 'big barren/rocky hill’ [PDT] County Highpoint of Sligo in Connacht Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 647m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G75899 47348
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Longitude: -8.371608, Latitude: 54.374217 , Easting: 175899, Northing: 347348 Prominence: 560m,  Isolation: 0.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 575855 847349,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Trskmr, 10 char: Truskmore
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

The summit, which is the highest point in Co. Sligo, is surmounted by a TV mast. An access road climbs to the mast from Gleniff. There is a small but widespread group of place-names containing the element trosc in the counties along the western and northern coasts of Ireland. P.W. Joyce explained these with the word trosc meaning ‘cod’ (fish), either from a fancied resemblance of the hill’s profile to the shape of a cod, or from the prevalence of cod in the nearby seas (INP iii 586). However, neither of these explanations stand up to scrutiny. The fifteen different hills and townlands involved present a variety of quite different shapes, such as cones or flattened piles, which seems to rule out a resemblance to a fish. Some examples are 15km or more inland, making an illusion to rich fishing grounds unlikely. It seems more likely that trosc is simply an ancient Irish word for a hill which is steep and/or rocky, a word which now only survives in this group of place-names. It is also possible that the word denotes unproductive land which is poor, even for sheep grazing. It may well consist of tor, ‘rock’, metathesised to tro- and combined with the suffix -sc. Truskmore is quite rocky in parts and the land is rough pasture.   Truskmore is the highest mountain in the Dartry Mountains area and the 206th highest in Ireland. Truskmore is the highest point in county Sligo.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The transmitter road to Truskmore
 
First of a blitz of CHP's for the weekend
by paddyobpc  24 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 05 Jun 2016. Dillon(dillonkdy), my sister Helen and I set out early on the morning of 05 Jun with the goal of completing 3 CHP’s and continuing on the 06th Jun with another 5. Our first was Truskmore and arriving at the start point travelling from Cork meant we needed to have some food before setting off on the transmitter road around noon. It was a very hot day and while the route is very straightforward it is quite steep, a total of 463m. Around half way up a cyclist passed us, challenging his muscles to the extreme, he was just leaving the top when we arrived at the summit. That was Sligo’s CHP done. We got the necessary picture at the trig before heading over to Truskmore SE Cairn. See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/18810/
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Picture: Truskmore from Cope's Mountain.
simon3 on Truskmore, 2009
by simon3  19 Dec 2009
Some years ago there were two TV transmission masts on Kippure in the Dublin mountains while one was being replaced by another. As of Dec 2009, RTE seem to be in the process of making the same change on Truskmore. Certainly at the top there is a mass of cables and heavy gear and the two masts are very visible.
The photo was taken from Cope's Mountain, some 6km away. I was surprised that the cables were so visible at this distance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/4303/
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Picture: Eagles looking East
 
Eagles eye on Gortnagarn Face
by swoop  2 May 2011
View from top of Eagles Rock lloking East towards the basin edge in Gortnagarn direction.
Also huge views of Loughmuirran ( a mini Benbulbin ) , Aghalaleeve and Arroo in the distanc, and a clear view on Glenade lake. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6328/
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by Eamonn96  22 May 2011
From where exactly can the eagles rock route be accessed ?? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6357/
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Picture: CHP 1 - Sligo
County High Point 2018 - Sligo
by doogleman  12 Feb 2020
Climbed 14-04-18 as part of 32 County High Point Challenge in aid of SLMRT.
This was the start of my challenge and a place I am familiar with as a Telecoms Engineer. This time however, I had to leave the vehicle at the access gate and walk up!
The access to the Sligo Cairn is very straight forward, as you simply follow the RTE road all the way to the top. When you reach the end of the road and the mast and buildings are in front of you, head to the left of the main tower compound, between it and the smaller ESB tower compound on the left.
The trig marker is approximately 50m past the end of the ESB tower compound, slightly to the left and easily identifiable.
Views from this point are mainly only to the North West, as the surrounding hills and topology obscure long-distance viewing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/20750/
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Dartry delight !
by DonieG  13 May 2010
Took part in a walk with members of Curlew Hillwalkers on Sunday 9/5/10, circular walk taking in Eagle rock and Truskmore. We parked our vehicles in the townland of Cloontyprughish beside a renovated holiday cottage, we walked up the narrow booreen approximately 1/4 mile south before entering a track used by farmers G78879 47587 A. This track will lead you all the way up to Eagle's Rock, an Awe inspiring rock formation like something you would see in the Grand Canyon ( I kid you not, see attached photos). I also include a close-up of an unusual fossil spotted on a rock in the Gorge there, any takers to educate me as to what it is????. We trecked on to the Mast at Truskmore and then circled back to our parking place, all in all a very enjoyable experience. Once again County Leitrim has a lot of fantastic scenery if you take the time to explore its hidden beauty!!!!!. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/4724/
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