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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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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)
 
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County High Point 2018 - Sligo .. by doogleman   (Show all for Truskmore)
 
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Dartry delight !
by DonieG  13 May 2010
Took part in a walk with members of Curlew Hillwalkers on Sunday 9/5/10, circular walk taking in Eagle rock and Truskmore. We parked our vehicles in the townland of Cloontyprughish beside a renovated holiday cottage, we walked up the narrow booreen approximately 1/4 mile south before entering a track used by farmers G78879 47587 A. This track will lead you all the way up to Eagle's Rock, an Awe inspiring rock formation like something you would see in the Grand Canyon ( I kid you not, see attached photos). I also include a close-up of an unusual fossil spotted on a rock in the Gorge there, any takers to educate me as to what it is????. We trecked on to the Mast at Truskmore and then circled back to our parking place, all in all a very enjoyable experience. Once again County Leitrim has a lot of fantastic scenery if you take the time to explore its hidden beauty!!!!!. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/201/comment/4724/
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