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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 205th highest in Ireland. Truskmore is the highest point in county Sligo.

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North Sligo is certainly a very difficult place t .. by Dan   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Can't get much easier but so worth it! .. by bertandally   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Truskmore mast taken from the entrance to Dermot .. by MickC   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Truskmore is in the middle of an area which appea .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Truskmore is the highest point in County Sligo, b .. by murphysw   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/14918/
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