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Truskmore Mountain Trosc Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Trosc Mór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]') County Highpoint of Sligo, 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)

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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Alternative Route to mast road
by Eamonn96  28 Apr 2011
This mountain can also be accessed by following the Doenen Walk which starts near Glencar until it's end and crossing bog and hills (Its quite tiring) until you reach the summit using the Mast to guide us. Be careful to avoid bog holes and the ground under other less dry weather could be challenging. I would advise that this route not be taken alone as it is quite remote but spectacular. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6322/
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More welcoming than expected
by AdrianneB  4 Aug 2011
Although most of this area has poor access, due to landowners not welcoming walkers, I had a great experience today. Went for a run up Truskmore after work using the RTE mast access road. Had to climb the gate with all the signs on it, figuring they wouldn't be working after 6pm. It was really windy with dense cloud at the top, out of the gloom came an RTE engineer in his jeep, scaring the life out of me. He gave me a big wave and we both went on our way. As I was climbing back over the gate to my car I spotted a note on my windscreen, thought it might be a note about access or rights of way. But no it said "Well done! Not an easy run" Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6461/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
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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Question
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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
 
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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