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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
Place visited by 482 members. Recently by: DarrenY, westside, bowler, farmerjoe1, ccartwright, agakilbride, DeirdreM, eimirmaguire, JohnHoare, Krumel, chelman7, rhw, purpleknight, Overarroo, discovering_dann
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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 207th highest in Ireland. Truskmore is the highest point in county Sligo.

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The Height of Sligo .. by group   (Show all for Truskmore (Trosc Mór))
 
Access update 18 Feb 2018 from carpark at IG78210 .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Truskmore (Trosc Mór))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Truskmore (<i>Trosc Mór</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve League (background) and Benwiskin (foreground) from near the summit of Truskmore
 
murphysw on Truskmore, 2007
by murphysw  3 Jun 2007
Due to the apparent problems described here by other users with regard to access, I too took the TV road to the summit. Even as TV roads go its a bit unwelcoming compared to Mt. Leinster or Kippure. Parking is restrictive, you have to leave your car propped up against a ditch on a narrow road, its hard to enjoy a walk when your car is left somewhat exposed! The views are amazing though, you can even see across to the sea cliffs of Slieve League! I didn't encounter anyone on my quick power walk to the top (I wanted to get back to the car!!!). The summit cairn can be found by walking between the two sections of the TV buildings at the top. Its a pity about the access problems as this is one of the most unusual and visually stunning areas in Ireland. Even on the loop road up to the gates of the TV road, no trespass signs are much in evidence Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/2722/
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One of the things I’ve noticed when climbing hill .. by wicklore   (Show all for Truskmore (Trosc Mór))
 
Alternative Route to mast road .. by Eamonn96   (Show all for Truskmore (Trosc Mór))
 
More welcoming than expected .. by AdrianneB   (Show all for Truskmore (Trosc Mór))
 
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