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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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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)
 
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murphysw on Truskmore, 2009
by murphysw  18 Dec 2009
Truskmore is the highest point in County Sligo, but there seems to be some question about whether its the highest point in Leitrim too. Some take Slive Anierin (585m) near Drumshanbo as its highest point while others take Truskmore as the real high point. The O.S. map shows Truskmore's summit to be entirely in Sligo, just. There is a large cairn near the summit of Truskmore which may be Leitrim's true high point, its at G763471 D. Wonder what Leitrim's official high point actually is?! Anyway its worth traipsing over to the cairn to catch the stunning views to the east.
[EDITOR - Take a look at Truskmore SE Cairn entry] Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/2723/
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