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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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Picture: Leitrim
 
murphysw on Truskmore, 2009
by murphysw  18 Dec 2009
Truskmore is the highest point in County Sligo, but there seems to be some question about whether its the highest point in Leitrim too. Some take Slive Anierin (585m) near Drumshanbo as its highest point while others take Truskmore as the real high point. The O.S. map shows Truskmore's summit to be entirely in Sligo, just. There is a large cairn near the summit of Truskmore which may be Leitrim's true high point, its at G763471 A. Wonder what Leitrim's official high point actually is?! Anyway its worth traipsing over to the cairn to catch the stunning views to the east.
[EDITOR - Take a look at Truskmore SE Cairn entry] Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/2723/
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Picture: Approaching the summit
Sligo
by Jaak  11 Feb 2013
Climbed Truskmore via the RTE road on a very windy (gale force) and wet day. At the top, I also witnessed the icicles referred to by wicklore. The larger pieces are serious projectiles and anyone visiting the top in harsh Winter conditions should be aware of the danger posed by them. There was a hail shower when I was close to the RTE buildings and it was an eerie experience, with the hum of the machinery and the whining of the wind on the supporting cables.

Although I have nothing to substantiate it, I feel that the issue of access in the area in not as bad as was reported in the past. There are very few signs on gates and nothing that I could see directed linked to hillwalking. At the top I met a large group of walkers who had come in the East side, so they had obviously come over “private” land. If this is true it’s a welcome development as this is a beautiful area. As one leaves the horse-shoe road there is a terrific view of Benwiskin, which looks very impressive and is definitely worth a climb on another day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/14918/
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Picture: Tievebaun from under the cables
 
Eerie Noises And A Wild Landscape
by Aidy  28 Sep 2015
Went up on the RTE road, which made for an easy ascent, and there's no description of the route needed really. Amazing views on the way up over to Benwiskin and Annacoona Top, and then to Tievebaun, Gortnagara and across the Glenade Valley when at the top. The Darty Mountains really are a bit out of the ordinary. The top was also remarkable for the huge mast and its cables. There was a strong wind up there, and the noise was unearthly as it whistled and thrummed through them, with the constant hum from the equipment underneath. But the road up and all the technology couldn't subdue the real wildness of these mountains. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/18333/
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Access update 18 Feb 2018 from carpark at IG78210 48924
by ColinCallanan  18 Feb 2018
I had intended to summit Tievebaun and/or Truskmore, and had also hoped to check out "Eagles rock" using the car park as a start point at IG78210 48924 B, so I proceeded to park my car at this official "Eagles rock" car park.

I heard a quickly approaching quad as I was driving in, and after reading all of the reports here about angry farmers and difficulties between walkers and local landowners, I decided right away to stop my car, get out and approach the man with a friendly attitude and introduce myself. The man was a local farmer, and after explaining to him that I was there to do some walking with my partner to enjoy the lovely weather and mountains, he responded in a friendly manner but informed us that the amazing rock formation we were looking at was not, in fact, really eagles rock at all. The information on the car park information board was misleading he said, and that eagles rock is not the impressive structure in the information photo. He pointed out a much smaller rock (see my track for photos here: https://mountainviews.ie/track/3725/ ). The track from the "Eagles rock" car park leads all the way up to this rock.

The man advised us that we could park in the carpark and take the path up this this smaller rock without any trouble. He said the neighboring farmer was very contrary, and didn't like people anywhere near his land. We said we might consider continuing on to summit Tievebaun and/or Truskmore from there also, and to this the man advised that it would be fine to do this also and there is a way up. He didn't seem to express any fears about land access, so I'm assuming he owned this part of the land and perhaps was quite friendly towards walkers. We were told that cars had their windows smashed in this carpark, but thankfully I drive an old banger so I wasn't very worried about this.

We found the track up to the smaller "eagles rock" was very good, and would be suitable for families. It gets very muddy just before you get to the rock, and you'll need to fence hop a bit to get into the rock itself and climb it. Views are incredible all around.

For summiting Truskmore and Tievebaun from this location, see my track here: https://mountainviews.ie/track/3725 Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/19856/
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Sligo - County Highpoint with my Grandad
by ShaunDunne  18 Sep 2018
Climbed Truskmore today, Saturday 15/09/2018.
Was a very wet and windy day. I was delighted to make it to the summit with the weather being so bad.
I was amazed to meet 3 men on bicycles heading up the mountain as we descended.
Well another county high point done and dusted. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/20063/
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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/18810/
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