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Dartry Mountains Area   N: Truskmore Subarea
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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 206th highest in Ireland. Truskmore is the highest point in county Sligo.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore (<i>Trosc Mór</i>) 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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