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Truskmore Mountain Trosc Mór A name in Irish
(Ir. Trosc Mór [OSI], 'big [obscure element]') 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
Place visited by 365 members. Recently by: DonegalHiker, Paddym99, ochils_trekker, garybuz, Hjonna, sfoley, dregish, doogleman, conororourke, dunphymgt, livelife2thefull, eoghancarton, Andy1287, cduddy, Grumbler
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/18333/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/20063/
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tohara99 on Truskmore, 2006
by tohara99  5 Jan 2006
Truskmore...access?
I used the road to the TV transmitter to reach the summit today,3/1/06...thereby avoiding confrontation with local hostility.75 mins up...50 mins down.
it was approaching dusk as i reached the top,but no worry as the roadway was my guide down in the dark...and what beautiful night views of Sligo,Manorhamilton and Bundoran...lit up in the night.

earlier in the day I had summited Cuilcagh from the southern side, east of Glengevlin...initial climb to aerial mast,then continue upwards and loop round to the visible cairn on cuilcagh's summit.
what marvellous views on a beautiful early january morning ,in all directions...heavenly.
So, even in the winter both mts can be done in the one day,with a courtesy call to the Shannon Pot on way from Cuilcagh to Truskmore. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/2116/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: from E side of Benwiskin
 
Tieve & Trusk - Side by side
by swoop  17 Feb 2011
Great view from the other side of the valley , on the east side of Benwiskin. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6244/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Entrance gate to RTE mast access road with Truskmore summit in the background.
Access issues around Sligo / Leitrim County Tops
by Gribster  8 Aug 2010
I was planning to attempt the County Tops of Sligo and Leitrim this morning, but was put off straightaway by the numerous signs in the Gleniff valley which clearly indicate that walkers are not welcome in the area. I was planning to make my approach via the RTE mast access road, but found all kinds of warning signs attached to the gate. Not sure if these signs are aimed purely at deterring unauthorised vehicle drivers from using the access road, or if they’re also aimed at walkers. The gate was locked and there was no stile to permit pedestrian entry without having to climb the gate or the adjoining fence. Given the general “anti-walkers” theme in this valley, I decided not to climb over the gate or fence in case it would be misinterpreted by a local witness as an act of war. I also spoke briefly to a passing land-owner and asked him about general access for walkers in the Gleniff valley area. He kindly informed me that there is only limited access around Benwiskin on the opposite side of the valley. Unfortunately for me, that didn’t help in my quest to reach the County Tops of Sligo and Leitrim. I asked him if the RTE mast access road could be used as an approach route to Truskmore, but he said that I’d have to check with RTE about that. He said that all land around Truskmore is strictly private and out-of-bounds for walkers, apart from the mast access road and the area within the mast enclosure fence. I asked about the SE cairn marking the County Top of Leitrim. He said it was private land where walkers are not permitted. I thanked him for his information, and we parted ways. From this, it would appear that walkers are permitted by local land-owners to use the RTE mast access road to approach Truskmore summit, provided they don’t stray from the tarmac, and that walkers are therefore not permitted to approach the SE cairn. Despite this “permission” to proceed, I chose not to because it would still involve the possible war-provoking act of climbing over a gate or fence. Instead, I did a very pleasant looped walk following the Horseshoe Road along the base of the valley. I’m not sure what the reason is behind the access issues in this area, but the local community are clearly concerned about seeing an increasing number of walkers exploring this beautiful valley. I believe that it is up to us walkers to respect their wishes and to demonstrate our co-operation by keeping out of restricted land as requested. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/5994/
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Picture: Staircase to Eagles Rock
 
Eagles ? Kinda small ones !!
by swoop  2 May 2011
well worth the effort , we managed to get up via an old farm lane directly west of eagles Rock. This is an Epic walk , and well worth the rock scrambling near top. We were met by an angry farmer at bottom , who was not pleased with our hobby.
alot of rock fall in the valley between two rock faces, high hazard in early spring i would guess.
We saw a kestrel / falcon circling at top. So the rumour is true, small eagle "type" birds up there. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/6327/
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