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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)
 
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Can't get much easier but so worth it!
by bertandally  23 Mar 2019
This was our second time to climb Truskmore and we've been lucky enough each time to get space to park at the start of the transmitter road at G7438546834 A. As we sat having some food in the van, we were shocked to see two cyclists coming down the road - keen fellas. We made it up in 1hr 20mins which isn't bad pace for the 4k we thought as we had our 6.5yr old with us - his highest elevation to date! Last time we were here we took him up in the pushchair and that took us 90mins - not many summits you can wheel a pushchair to - no excuse for anyone not to get up Truskmore and the views are really worth it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/20466/
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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)
 
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