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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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First of a blitz of CHP's for the weekend .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Some years ago there were two TV transmission mas .. by simon3   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Eagles eye on Gortnagarn Face .. by swoop   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
Question .. by Eamonn96   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: CHP 1 - Sligo
 
County High Point 2018 - Sligo
by doogleman  12 Feb 2020
Climbed 14-04-18 as part of 32 County High Point Challenge in aid of SLMRT.
This was the start of my challenge and a place I am familiar with as a Telecoms Engineer. This time however, I had to leave the vehicle at the access gate and walk up!
The access to the Sligo Cairn is very straight forward, as you simply follow the RTE road all the way to the top. When you reach the end of the road and the mast and buildings are in front of you, head to the left of the main tower compound, between it and the smaller ESB tower compound on the left.
The trig marker is approximately 50m past the end of the ESB tower compound, slightly to the left and easily identifiable.
Views from this point are mainly only to the North West, as the surrounding hills and topology obscure long-distance viewing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/20750/
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Dartry delight ! .. by DonieG   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
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