Truskmore 647m mountain, Dartry Mountains Sligo Ireland at
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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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tohara99 on Truskmore, 2006
by tohara99  5 Jan 2006
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. Trackback:
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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. Trackback:
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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. Trackback:
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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. Trackback:
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Picture: Shared County Highpoint
Dartry Range
by davsheen  29 Jul 2018
Sligo and Leitrim's shared County High point Truskmore with RTE mast visible Trackback:
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by eflanaga  22 Jan 2017
Earlier today I accompanied a friend, who is completing the County Tops, to climb onto Truskmore. Having previously summited from the Glencar and Tievebaun sides I suggested we go up by Eagles Rock, starting at IG788 476 A (Cloontyprughlish). We had just reached Eagles Rock when we heard shouting. It was a farmer down at the quarry which we had passed on our ascent, screaming that we were on private property. Not wishing to engage in a slanging match across the mountain, I went down to meet him at the fence. He was swearing and was highly agitated. I spoke calmly with him, listening as best I could to his point of view, I told him that we had come up this way in good faith and that there were no signs suggesting that there was an access problem. Indeed the only sign we saw was a 'Coillte Teo' one and so we assumed we were on 'Government' land. Getting nowhere with him despite my attempts at diplomacy we agreed to leave the mountain and return to our car which was about 500 metres away behind where the farmer stood. Increduously, he refused to allow us to return that way. He then spotted another two walkers and went ballistic shouting and screaming while running up the hill to confront them. We could have crossed the fence then to get back to our car but, given his agitated state and the fact that he had a quad a few metres away, we decided to retrace our steps to the top of the Eagle Rock and made our way down to the other side of the valley. Here we met a lovely gentleman and his grandaughter. They were disgusted to hear of our predicament and insisted on giving us a lift back to our car. They accompanied us to where they had parked their car (in an official carpark which is signposted from the R280 Manorhamilton to Bundoran Road) at IG787 487 B. At the carpark there is an info board and and a new metal style suggesting open access. On our way back to retrieve our car we passed the farmer, who had refused us access, on the road. Upon retrieving our car, (and considering we had travelled for over 2 hours in order to climb to Truskmore) we decided on the advice of the gentleman who had given us a lift, to go back to the official carpark and climb the hill from there. As we approached the official carpark we found that the farmer (who had obviously purposefully driven to this point) had parked his 4X4 and trailer across the road blocking access to the carpark area and preventing the cars already parked in the carpark to leave. We retreated and went home - a day more or less wasted.
Unfortunately, this gentleman appears to have made it his business to harass all walkers regardless of which side of the mountain they are on. Anyway, all of the above suggests suggest that access to Truskmore/Tievebaun from the Glenade Valley is still a major problem. Trackback:
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